The Brothers Nazaroff, a ‘Yiddish supergroup,’ is a tribute band to a mysterious Russian Jewish troubadour known as Nathan ‘Prince’ Nazaroff.
KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.
Irwin Corey once said that if a man lives to be 100, he has the right to recite a limerick about farting at his birthday party — even if it’s inside a synagogue. And that’s what he did.
If a man lives to be 100, he has the right to recite a limerick about farting at his birthday party. Which is exactly what Irwin Corey did at his star-studded bash.
Margot Adler, the National Public Radio correspondent who died this week, struck many as the prototypical New York radical Jew. Except she was a witch, as Jon Kalish fondly recalls.
When the National Yiddish Book Center got a new scanner to digitize old books, it needed hardware that could deal with fragile print and technology-averse users.
As it celebrates its 90th anniversary, the New York Mandolin Orchestra looks back on a legacy that includes ties to a Yiddish communist newspaper.
Clarinetist David Krakauer has idolized Sidney Bechet ever since his parents gave him one of the great jazz musician’s LPs as a kid. In a new video, appearing here for the first time, he covers one of his favorite Bechet tunes.
Ben Zion Shenker is one of the most prolific and respected Hasidic composers. In a podcast, Jon Kalish caught up with him at home in Brooklyn.
Want to hear what Hank Greenberg had to say about anti-Semitism? Or Bella Abzug’s views on sexual discrimination? Now that AJC’s oral history library is online, you can.