There was plenty of Jewish cinema at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, so cinephile and CJN online editor Leora Heilbronn joins in the studio to chat about a few of the big titles, including Jojo Rabbit, The Vigil, The Painted Bird, Lyrebird and Incitement. They also discuss two recent instances of anti-Semitism: more than one politician in New Jersey using “Jew” as a verb, and Shane Gillis’s four-day career as a star on Saturday Night Live.
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The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Intro music by Vanya Zhuk and outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Follow Leora on Twitter here.
- “In Incitement, director brings Rabin assassination to the big screen” (The CJN)
- “Eight films to catch at this year’s Toronto film festival”(The CJN)
- “A president of a New Jersey City Council used the term ‘Jew her down.’ Her colleagues came to her defense” (JTA)
- “Comedian: Firing Shane Gillis wasn’t political correctness” (CNN)