Posts Tagged ‘ yiddish ’

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 a four-decade Cold War freeze. But it was a very different place in 1942, when Reuben and Isabel Schiller first fell in love. “She didn’t understand English and I couldn’t speak Spanish. So we conversed…

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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 tiger and a klezmer-playing bear that once…

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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

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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A New Guide to the Secret Meaning of Jewish Words

March 16, 2015
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The Jewish English Lexicon

What do Jews speak? The answer isn’t exactly simple.…

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