Posts Tagged ‘ yiddish ’

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 before, in a 1930s Lower East Side that’s recognizable from such chroniclers as Henry Roth and Irving Howe. But her predecessors might have only hinted at the events that are the core of Brown’s story,…

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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 diplomatic relations with the United States after…

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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? But across 19th-century Russia and eastern Europe,…

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

January 3, 2016
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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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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 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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French-Yiddish Sex Advice for 1930s Jewish Girls

May 28, 2015
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French-Yiddish Sex Advice for 1930s Jewish Girls

Part of curator Dr. Yoel Finkelman’s job at…

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See The Yiddish Paper Beloved by Polish Jewry Before the War

March 20, 2015
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Looking for news from the provinces? A husband?…

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