Posts Tagged ‘ yiddish ’

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 delighted Yiddish-speaking Polish children are making an unlikely comeback in a soon-to-be-released children’s book for a new generation of Poland’s Jewish children. Once nearly lost to history, the delightful read-aloud poems are among others in…

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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 by the moniker S. An-sky — was…

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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 has never been particularly high, but that…

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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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Meet Mohandas Gandhi, The Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

December 23, 2014
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The 1920s: When Gandhi Was a Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

Who was the Jon Stewart of the Lower…

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The Warsaw Yiddish Theater Takes America

November 14, 2014
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The Warsaw Yiddish Theater Takes America

Starting in the early 1950s, the Polish government…

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