Welcome to The Shpiel on Hamilton, a new podcast brought to you by the Hamilton Jewish News

Generously sponsored by the Allen and Milli Gould Family Foundation

 

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Guest host Ilana Zackon interviews both long-time Jewish Hamiltonians and newcomers to the community to find out everything there is to know about Jewish Hamilton. 

Episode 2: THE WAR IN UKRAINE

The Shpiel on Hamilton speaks with four Jewish Hamiltonians from the Former Soviet Union about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Hamilton Jewish Federation CEO Gustavo Rymberg about the overwhelming community response to Federation’s emergency campaign for Ukraine.

Episode 3: THE TIES THAT BIND

Cantor Gideon Zelermyer from Montreal Congregation Shaar HaShomayim shares memories of his friend and collaborator Boris Brott. Listen here

Episode 4: MCMASTER'S LEONARD COHEN MANUSCRIPT

McMaster archivist Chris Long's unearthing of a Leonard Cohen manuscript in McMaster University's McLelland and Stewart Archive becomes the a central feature of Canadian Israeli journalist Matti Friedman's book Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai.  

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Episode 5: A CONVERSATION WITH ISRAELI FILMMAKER YAIR QEDAR

Israeli filmmaker Yair Qedar, discusses his acclaimed documentary, The Fourth Window, an unflinching and multi-layered portrait of Amos Oz, Israel’s most prolific and internationally read author.

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