David Shneer


When Yiddish Came to North Korea

By David Shneer

When Yiddish Came to North Korea
On September 4, 1965, Lin Jaldati stepped onto a stage in Pyongyang, North Korea and quite possibly became the first person in Communist North Korea to sing in Yiddish. As I will discuss in a July 13 talk at the Yiddish Book Center’s Paper Bridge Summer Arts Festival in Amherst, Mass., Jaldati and her husband, Eberhard Rebling, became the voices of leftist Yiddish culture throughout the Communist world at the height of the Cold War.Read More


My Commitment Ceremony With Obama

By David Shneer

My Commitment Ceremony With Obama
David Shneer fell in love again with the president after attending, along with his husband of 15 years, the recent White House’s pride party.Read More


Allies Who Come With a Cost

By David Shneer

David Shneer takes a deeper look at the evangelical Christian friends of Israel whose understanding of Jews seems rather hostile.Read More



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