An elite squad of security dogs have joined the war on the new wave of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel — and they know Yiddish.
A new production of “Death of a Salesman” adapts Arthur Miller’s classic play into Yiddish. Ezra Glinter decodes what happens when a seemingly deracinated play is put in a Jewish context.
There was a time when many Gaza Palestinians spoke Yiddish from interacting with pre-state Jewish pioneers. That could be why Misha, a shopkeeper and an immigrant from Ukraine, used to feel at home in the Strip.
What made this year’s Remembrance of the “August 12, 1952 Night of the Murdered Poets” Memorial held at the Center for Jewish History unique, was the presence of Ala Zuskin Perelman, daughter of murdered Yiddish actor Benjamin Zuskin.
Anthony Russell loves performing classical Yiddish music. Performing his Jewish audiences’ conventional idea of blackness? Not so much.
Yiddish in a Public Enemy album? You better believe it. Whether they know it or not, popular musicians have a long history of using Yiddish idioms in their songs. We’ve got the list here.
At a Brooklyn middle school, an after school program teaches Yiddish to secular public school students. In this audio report, Michele Siegel explains why Kindershule is more than just a different version of Hebrew school.
On my way to see The New Jewish Rep’s production of “Two By Wolf” which includes Wolf Mankowitz’s play “The Bespoke Overcoat,” I flashed back to 1956, when in the darkness of the Thalia Theatre on Upper Broadway, I saw the British film “The Bespoke Overcoat” based on Mankowitz’s play about a Jewish tailor and a promised winter coat.
Lipa Schmeltzer led a parade of cantorial and Hasidic music stars into Central Park. ‘When I say, ‘Oy,’ you say ‘Vey,’ he rapped, as the crowd roared back.