Posts Tagged ‘ yiddish ’

Israeli Artist Evokes Yiddish Theater With Dead Sea Bridal Dress

August 28, 2016
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dybbukcur

It turns out an amazing thing happens to traditional black Hasidic dresses when submerged in the Dead Sea for three months: They turn white and start sparkling with encrusted salt crystals. Over the last few days, the internet has gone wild over “The Salt Bride,” the latest project by Israeli…

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Yiddish, Pig Skin, and Other Surprises in Jell-O’s Troubled Jewish Past

August 8, 2016
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Long a staple of the American Jewish desert table, Jell-O has a much more divisive…

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A Mother-Daughter Lower East Side Yiddish Pregnancy Tale

May 16, 2016
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A Mother-Daughter Lower East Side Yiddish Pregnancy Tale

Throughout Jennifer S. Brown’s debut novel Modern Girls, it’s easy to think you’ve been here…

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Two Jews in Love (in Yiddish) in Havana

April 12, 2016
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Two Jews in Love--in Yiddish--in Havana

Today Cuba is in the news for resuming…

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

April 1, 2016
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Uncle Tom's Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish: sounds crazy, no?…

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Yiddish-Speaking Tigers and Klezmer-Playing Bears for Poland’s Jewish Kids

January 3, 2016
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yiddish zoo

Playful poems of a wise owl, a menacing…

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The Russian Jewish Ethnographer Behind This Trove of Stunning Historic Photographs

December 3, 2015
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an-sky expedition2

The Vitebsk-born Shloyme Zaynvi Rapoport — better known…

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Reading the Koran in Yiddish

October 27, 2015
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Reading the Koran in Yiddish

Demand for a Yiddish translation of the Koran…

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The Fascinating Yiddish Origins of “Death of a Salesman”

October 22, 2015
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Linda Loman’s famous speech in Arthur Miller’s Death…

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Surf Music + Klezmer = This Groundbreaking Yiddish Fiddler

September 30, 2015
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Michael Alpert

Michael Alpert is not interested in nostalgia. An…

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Singing Yiddish Road Songs With Syrian Refugees

September 15, 2015
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Singing Yiddish Road Songs with Syrian Refugees

Thousands of Syrian asylum seekers have been stuck…

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Introducing a Yiddish Lifestyle Cookbook from 1938 Vilnius

June 30, 2015
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Introducing a Yiddish Lifestyle Cookbook from 1938 Vilnius

“It has long been established by the highest…

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