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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are Holocaust survivor/TikTok phenomenon Gidon Lev, and his partner author and editor Julie Gray
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Gidon Lev and his life partner Julie Gray are a Tiktok phenomenon, sharing a combination of Holocaust education, opinion on contemporary issues and performing all of the trends! Julie has co-written Gidon’s memoir “The True Adventures of Gidon Lev. Rascal. Holocaust Survivor. Optimist” and they have a fantastic podcast too which brings the book to life with additional material, music and sound. Visit their website https://www.thetrueadventures.com/ for more information.
Gidon, (formerly Peter Wolfgang Löw) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1935. In 1941, Gidon and his mother and father were taken to the Theresienstadt (or Terezin) concentration camp, which was located about 50 kilometers north of Prague. Of the 15,000 children in Theresienstadt, fewer than 92 survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children. He wound up in Canada, where he became involved with the Zionist youth organization HaShomer HaTzair and in 1959, Gidon came to Israel to fulfill his dream. Gidon is now 86 years old and delivers flowers, as well as sharing on Tiktok daily!
Julie Gray was born in 1964 in the San Joaquin Valley in California. A longtime Huffington Post contributor, Julie has been published in the Sanskrit Literary Journal, Moment Magazine, The Times of Israel, MovieMaker Magazine, Script Magazine, and Hip Mama. Her essay "The Freaking Autumn of My Life" was included in the anthology "Aging: An Apprenticeship." A veteran essayist and editor, Julie moved to Israel in 2012 and is working on her memoir "They Do Things Differently Here." Get bonus content on the Jew Talkin' To Me? Patreon
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