Episode 81: Linke Fligl Ends With Love

On a hot, humid day in late August, Nahanni Rous joined a gathering at Linke Fligl, a queer Jewish chicken farm and cultural organizing project in New York's Hudson Valley. (Linke Fligl is a pun—Yiddish for "left wing.") For the past seven years, queer Jews have celebrated holidays, farmed, and built community on this ten-acre, off-the-grid piece of land—but the project is coming to a close. In this episode of Can We Talk?, we walk the land at Linke Fligl, talk to people at the final gathering, and hear from founder Margot Seigle about how the project started and why it's ending.

Released October 11, 2022
  • Group photo at Linke Fligl's final gathering. Credit: Walter Hergt

  • Can We Talk? producer Nahanni Rous, left, talks to Linke Fligl co-founder and co-director Margot Seigle. Credit: Walter Hergt.

  • Linke Fligl co-directors Margot Seigle, left, and Chana Rusanov. Credit: Walter Hergt.

  • Rena Branson, center, and Batya Levine, near left, lead a prayer service at the Linke Fligl shul. Credit: Walter Hergt.

  • Large group of people sitting on grass, hills in background.
  • Woman with headphones and mic talks to another person
  • Two people squat next to each other on the grass
  • Group of people praying under a canopy

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 81: Linke Fligl Ends With Love." (Viewed on June 9, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-81-linke-fligl-ends-love>.


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