Gella Fishman Made Sure That Yiddish Wasn’t Shoved Aside

Today, every social movement has people advocating for them; who will advocate for Yiddish now that Gella is gone?

Jewish Converts in the Russian Empire

During the nineteenth century, romance and spiritual quests convinced a surprising number of Russian Jews to embrace Christianity.

Yiddish Summer Weimar Will Highlight the Cultures of Israel

This year the theme of the annual festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, will be “The Other Israel: Seeing Unseen Diasporas.” Besides its usual programming the five-week celebration of Ashkenazi culture will also include a series of concerts and workshops dedicated to the various cultures of Israel and the interplay among them.

Yankel and Leah (Chapter 1)

The first chapter in a new serialized novel about a Yiddish-speaking yeshiva student and his girlfriend in Brooklyn in the 1980s

Acclaimed Yiddish Folksinger Arkady Gendler Dies at Age 95

Renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of old songs, the singer was a constant presence at klezmer music festivals around the world.

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