Episode 87: Republic of Love + Disability Justice & Spirituality
November 24, 2014

radio613’s November edition features:

An interview with Reena Katz – host of a the new radio program, “Republic of Love: art, cultural resistance and sacred mysticism from Toronto: Huron-Wendat, 6 Nations, 3 Fires Territory or, “the City of Living Corpses” as Emma Goldman liked to say.”

An inteview with Lauren Tuchman on Tikkun Magazine’s Disability Justice & Spirituality Issue. Lauren Tuchman is a 2nd year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Lauren is passionate about building and creating Jewish spaces that are truly and deeply accessible for all. Lauren has taught about disability and Torah in a variety of settings, including most recently as a Hollander Fellow at the National Havurah Committee’s Summer Institute in Rindge, New Hampshire. See below for a transcript of this part of the show.

Traditional folk Belarusian Jewish music from Litvakus’ new album “Raysn”

Click here to listen/download our November show
Read the transcript of our interview with Lauren Tuchman

Links:
Republic of Love broadcast info and archives
Tikkun Disability Justice & Spirituality Issue
Listen to & purchase Litvakus’ “Raysn”

Episode 72: Mayoral Monsters/Channukah 5773
December 16, 2012

Our 72nd episode fell on the 3rd night of Channukah this year. Tune in to hear us light the candles and celebrate, live on the radio. In the second part of the show, we join a creative feminist intervention into municipal politics. Reena Katz organized a live in person and web reading of the Cynthia Ozick novella: “Putermesser and Xanthippe.” We spoke to Reena about this project and tuned in to hear an excerpt of the reading.

With music by Klezroym (“Yankele Nel Ghetto”), DeLeon (“Ochos Kandelikas”), Y-Love (“Hanukkah, Oy Hanukkah”), Klezmer Conservatory Band (“O Ir Kleyne Likhtelekh”), Jerusha (“Latke Dance”)

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Episode 52: Highlights
September 14, 2011

Malcah & Avi return to the airwaves after a 6 month hiatus and share highlights from the first 50 episodes of radio613. If you are introducing your friend to the show, this episode is definitely a good place to start. We’ve got it all: Yiddishkeit, kabbalistic interpretations, book reviews, conversations with Jewish media-makers, musicians, artists and diasporists, poetry, Jewish political commentary… it’s good to be back.

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Episode 26: Memories of a “Jewish Market”
October 30, 2009

After enduring a campaign of stonewalling and slander from mainstream Jewish institutions, artist Reena Katz and curator Kim Simon’s exhibit ‘each hand as they are called’ returned to the streets of Toronto this October. radio613 caught up with Katz for the exhibit’s finale. Tune in for the results of a public site work that evokes a complex and dynamic representation of Toronto’s diverse personal, political, and cultural Yiddish and Jewish histories. Included in the broadcast – Katz’s haunting musical compositions performed throughout Kensington Market. Inspired by the exhibit, Malcah recounts the landscape of Toronto’s Jewish feminist labour movement in the 1920s and 1930s.

This week’s show concludes with a new (comic) book review segment and tries to answer what it means to be a Jew…ish cat: a reading and review of Johann Sfar’s brilliant work The Rabbi’s Cat. Music from The Barry Sisters and Adrienne Cooper.

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Episode 21: Blocklisting Jewish Art
May 21, 2009

Over the last year, Toronto sound, installation, and performance artist Reena Katz has developed an inspiring exhibit exploring Jewish history in Kensington market. The exhibit – each hand as they are called – was set to launch at the Luminato Festival on May 20, 2009. A last minute decision by the Koffler Centre For the Arts to completely dissociate from Katz, based on their perception of Katz’s Israel/Palestine politics, is currently preventing the exhibit from taking place.

radio613 spoke with Katz this week to talk about each hand as they are called, the process of blocklisting, and the efforts of hegemonic institutions to confine exchange of ideas and expression.

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