YidLife Crisis Presents: Global Shtetl
Leizer and Chaimie’s alter egos (Eli and Jamie) tour the world in search of Yiddish, the proverbial “crisis” in modern Jewish identity, and as much food (kosher or otherwise) as possible.
Created by Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman
2014 - present
Documentary, Comedy, Travel, Yiddish Culture
Yiddish, English (with English subtitles)
Episode 1: YUNG YiDiSH | Global Shtetl (Tel Aviv)
Jamie and Eli search for Yiddish in Tel Aviv in the Middle East's largest, most Kafka-esque bus station.
Episode 2: Canadians in Cabs Getting Kishkas | Global Shtetl (Tel Aviv)
Jamie and Eli continue the search for Yiddish in Tel Aviv from cabbies to kishkas.
Episode 3: Old Things in Jaffa | Global Shtetl (Tel Aviv)
Jamie and Eli, self-proclaimed premature alte kakers, search for old things in Jaffa.
Episode 4: Day at the Museum | Global Shtetl (Tel Aviv)
Jamie and Eli get a very special tour from a special "Tor" guide around Tel Aviv's Museum of the Jewish People.
Episode 5: Take Pride | Global Shtetl (Tel Aviv)
Jamie and Eli take part in the holiest day of the year in Tel Aviv - Pride.