‘To Be a Matchmaker Is a Good Thing...And You Don’t Have to Work Too Hard’

Still from ?Amerikaner Shadkhn,? 1940.

Still from ?Amerikaner Shadkhn,? 1940.

Over on the Yiddish Song of the Week blog, Ethel Raim discusses “Der shadkhn” (“The Matchmaker”) “a humorous song describing the special skills that a shadkhn needs for his trade”:

Raim also quotes from Crasner’s biography, written by her daughter, Molly Freedman:

Read the whole post and listen to the song here.