In this episode, we speak with Molly Theodora Oringer, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UCLA, about Lebanon’s Jewish communities and the way they are remembered by non-Jewish Lebanese today. Molly discusses the history of modern Lebanon and the way the development of “Lebaneseness” and Lebanon as a nation-state impacted Jews in the country. She also explores the idea of the “cultural broker” and how it is that non-Jewish Lebanese interact with “Jewish spaces,” particularly when Jews are absent from such spaces.
Learn more about Molly’s research and writings at www.mtoringer.com
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Music supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico Rivers (www.nicoriversrecording.com)
Arabic translation and voice acting by Michael Karam (www.twitter.com/michaelkaram)
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This episode featured music from the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle (www.voiceoftheturtle.com).
- “Una Tarde De Verano”
- “Asheriko De Kinze Anyos”
- “Shir Ha-Shirim”
- “Azkir (Sarajevo)”
This episode featured music from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue).
- “The Crisper”
- Eggs and Powder”
- Mercurial Vision”
- “Ash and Mirage”