Only a small number of writers possess, like Sholem Aleichem, the necessary breadth to create both hilarious and bitterly tragic moments.
How many of these Yiddish classics can you recognize?
Jews of the Vilna Ghetto risked their lives to rescue thousands of books from the Nazis. David Fishman, author of ‘The Book Smugglers,’ discusses.
Cagney, best known for his portrayals of tough guys, learned Yiddish as a child on the Lower East Side, where he lived in a largely Jewish tenement.
“Goy,” Yael Yekel’s parody of Netta Barzilai’s “Toy,” has been viewed more than 400,000 times.
A Holocaust survivor remembers the first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial service; how children of survivors in New York will mark the occasion
It was sung in concentration camps, in forests before battles, in hiding spots amidst the rubble of bombed-out cities.
Sebastian Schulman believes that Montreal is the best place to run a Yiddish cultural organization.
The founders of the new cruise were inspired by the turnout at a concert of Yiddish folk music.
Paul Robeson spoke Yiddish and sang beautifully in the language. His role in Yiddish literary history is, however, decidedly tragic.