The Wife Left Behind

Sketch of Jacob Gorelik by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman

Sketch of Jacob Gorelik by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman

On the Yiddish Song of the Week Blog, Forverts associate editor Itzik Gottesman writes about “Tunkl brent a fayer” (“A Fire Burns Dimly”), a song about an agune, a woman who was abandoned by her husband but cannot remarry:

Read the whole post and listen to the song here.

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