On Easter Monday, Quebec Premier François Legault tweeted out a column praising the province’s Catholic heritage. While Quebecois history is indeed steeped in Catholicism, the message flew in the face of Legault’s aggressive push for secularism in the public sphere, best exemplified by the recent Bill 21, which banned civil servants from wearing religious symbols such as kippahs and headscarves. Avi lives in Montreal, and Phoebe is an expert in French Jewish history—and they have thoughts.
Plus, with Yom ha-Atzmaut around the corner, the hosts bond over their love of Israeli music and share some of their favourite tunes.
What we talked about
- Read “Three Talmud Courses on Beren Campus Canceled for Next Year” at The Commentator
- Read “AI brings 2 distinctly Israeli voices to life for Israel’s 75th” at the Times of Israel
Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold and Phoebe Maltz Bovy. Zachary Kauffman is the producer and editor. Michael Fraiman is the executive producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a co-production from The Jewish Learning Lab and The CJN, and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network. Support the show by subscribing to this podcast or donating to The CJN.