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WATCH NOW: March 11: This Song is Your Song - The popular tradition of translating English songs into Yiddish

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Watch the talk here.

Watch as Forward editor in chief Jodi Rudoren talks to singer-songwriter Daniel Kahn, producer of the hit video of Woody Guthrie’s classic anthem, ‘This Land is Your Land’ in Yiddish, and a panel of Yiddish culture mavens, on the thrills and challenges of creating such intersections between two cultures.

The clip of the song, “Dos Land iz Dayn Land”, which was translated by Boston Yiddishist Linda Gritz, Kahn and documentary film director Josh Waletzky, received over 42,000 views on YouTube in less than a week.

Also participating in the discussion is “Born to Kvetch” author [Michael Wex](http://michaelwex.com/, journalist and playwright Rokhl Kafrissen, YIVO sound archivist Lorin Sklamberg and deputy Forverts editor Jordan Kutzik.

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Mar 11: The tradition of translating songs into Yiddish

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