The Jewish Underworld in Song

An autobiographical book by Urke Nakhalnik.

An autobiographical book by Urke Nakhalnik.

On the Yiddish Song of the Week blog, Forverts associate editor Itzik Gottesman writes about “Din Toyre,” a song that deals with the question of Justice, in both the mundane and cosmic senses. The performance was “recorded by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman in the Bronx, 1980s. The singer was a neighbor, M. Bauman, from either Lodz or Warsaw.”

Gottesman goes on to describe the song’s provenance:

Read the whole post and listen to “Din Toyre” here.

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