“It is a mystery why Yiddish theater is so popular. Perhaps the current war has put us in a nervous and philosophical state.”
During a recent trip to Ukraine, I was surprised to find that nearly everyone I met in Odessa had Jewish roots.9
I borrowed the book from my parents, stashed it into my laptop case and begrudgingly cracked it open over Greenland. I couldn’t put it down.
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.
In 1923, the cast of “God of Vengeance” was arrested. Here’s the Forward’s original report on that incident.
“Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a time where writing in Yiddish is utopian.”
Given the demise of David Bowie, Prince, Carrie Fisher and Leonard Cohen and the rise of Donald Trump, it’s easy to hate on 2016. Here are 49 reasons why 2016 was pretty great after all.
The latest Yiddish New York exhibit investigates superstition, symbols and mysticism — with sometimes surprising results.
An unlikely mastermind is behind several beloved Hanukkah songs: folk music icon Woody Guthrie.9
The music of a pioneering Jewish label was destroyed on Kristallnacht. Now, the Semer Ensemble is trying to revive it.
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