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A Hip-Hop Tour of the Afterlife

By Loolwa Khazzoom

Following 9/11, Tim Barsky felt the world was upside down — not just because of global affairs, but also because of events closer to home. First, Barsky’s next-door neighbor was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as Barsky was sitting on his own front porch. Shortly afterward, in a succession of events, another neighbor was shot to deathRead More


Intrepid Celebs Toast to Pride And Patriotism

By Masha Leon

On November 30, while the Open University was feting Bernard Kerik, former NYC cop and former candidate for Homeland Security chief, at Cipriani 42nd Street (who knew?), 12 blocks away at the Hilton, the America-Israel Friendship League honored Harvey Krueger, vice chairman, Lehman Brothers; Galia Maor, president and CEO,Read More


DER YIDDISH-VINKL December 24, 2004

On the occasion of his 95th yahrzeit, the page of the Forverts devoted to Pearls of Yiddish Poetry dedicated its space to Khaim Alexandrov (1869-1909). He was famous for two of his poems: “Comrades in Arms” and “May Song.”What follows are transliterations of both poems (songs) by Goldie A. Gold and English versions by Gus Tyler.Read More


DER YIDDISH-VINKL December 17, 2004

Profound insight into human relationships and destinies sometimes can be revealed in the simple experiences of two childhood friends, as in a poem by Isaac Reingold (1873-1903), written about Shmilik and Gavrilik, that first appeared in the Forverts on May 9, 1897. The transliterated text that follows is taken from the compendiumRead More


Stirring ‘Harts’ And Minds at A Tribute Gala

By Masha Leon

At the November 21 Metropolitan Opera Guild’s “Hart to Hart: A Celebration of the Lives and Achievements of Kitty Carlisle Hart and Moss Hart” at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, those in the audience who never knew or who had forgotten Carlisle Hart’s vocal pyrotechnics discovered what a magnificent soprano the “To Tell theRead More


89-year-old Bat Mitzvah Girls

By Julie Kay

Sara Zwerin, 89, of Sunrise, Fla., barely can walk and is legally blind, but she is an avid card player who plays canasta at Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center three times a week, using special large-print cards.And, as of last week, she is also a bat mitzvah.Like most elderly Jewish women, Zwerin never had a bat mitzvah, since the coming-of-ageRead More


Designer T-Shirts Cause ‘Divine’ Conflict With Kabbalah Centre

By Adam Sacks

In the names of God, one fashion designer is producing T-shirts and skirting conflict with the famed Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre.Ayelet Aviv, an Israeli artist from Mitzpe Ramon in Israel, recently went solo with her line of Kabbalah-inspired T-shirts after an alleged collaborative agreement with The Kabbalah CentreRead More


You Sold Your Brother For a Pair of Shoes

By Raymond P. Scheindlin

The author of the following poem was Pinhas ha-Kohen, a prolific liturgical poet who seems to have lived in eighth-century Tiberias. His recounting of the story of the encounter between Joseph and Judah as a dramatic dialogue is somewhat different from that of the narrator in our portion. In Genesis, Judah approaches Joseph in order to beg himRead More


DER YIDDISH-VINKL December 10, 2004

In tune with the season, Der Yiddish-Vinkl devotes its column this week to the ever-uplifting subject of Hanukkah. What follows are two poems (songs) about this joyful holiday. The transliterations are by Goldie A Gold; the English versions are by Gus Tyler.The first piece is by M. Rivesman.

                      Khanike, Oy, Khanike

                    

Khanike, oy,Read More


DER YIDDISH-VINKL December 3, 2004

Stanley Siegelman, as steady readers of Der Vinkl must know, is blessed with not only the witty word, but also a sharp eye for unusual news. His current subject deals with a school for gays in the New York City public school system. Here is his Yiddish version on the subject, followed by his English version.Read More

                      A Talmud Torah far Feygelakh

                    

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