Michigan Opera Director Turns His Hand to Yiddish Theater

‘You can’t dance at two weddings with one tukhes,’ goes the old Yiddish saying. Tell that Michael Yashinsky, a 26-year-old Detroit area Yiddishist who divides his time between a Jewish day school and Michigan Opera Theatre.

The Sweetest Spot on the Lower East Side

Economy Candy has been a fixture on Rivington and Essex Street since 1937 and is now one of the last family-owned Jewish businesses in a changing landscape.

Their Fathers, The Murderers

How do you come to terms with the knowledge that your father is a mass murderer? Philippe Sands asks that question in his documentary ‘A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did.’

The Jewish Identity of Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn grew up in a non-observant family and played few overtly Jewish characters. Yet the late actress had a deep and complex relationship to Judaism, as biographer William Madison explains.

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