This year the theme of the annual festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, will be “The Other Israel: Seeing Unseen Diasporas.” Besides its usual programming the five-week celebration of Ashkenazi culture will also include a series of concerts and workshops dedicated to the various cultures of Israel and the interplay among them.
Star of Mongolian American Idol talks about her fascinating life in the land of Genghis Khan.
Celia Dropkin stunned the New York’s Yiddish literary world in the 1920’s.
Performing Yiddish and Hebrew songs in the Soviet Union despite the ban against it, Nechama became a symbol of hope for the silenced Jews.
In addition to the traditional Seders that take place on the first two nights of Passover, Yiddish-speaking New Yorkers have celebrated alternative Yiddish cultural Seders for decades.
In 1925, Jewish housewives were being urged to buy Chinese ducks from Long Island because of their succulent fatty flesh.
Mendy Cahan will teach a unique course in Germany which will impart the key elements of Badkhones.
The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration has, in its database, more than 8,780 sound recordings from the early 20th century both by and about people considered to be “outsiders” in the United States.