Watching a Hebrew play from 1981 performed in Yiddish may not be the most bizarre thing I’ve done for the Forward, but it was surprisingly important.
“Anyone who teaches Hebrew and Yiddish literatures in translation is indebted to Barbara Harshav.”
“Until recently, these journals have been virtually inaccessible: they are nowhere to be found online.”
“He lived in a dream world,” says an acquaintance of Michael Waszynski, a Yiddish film master who became a prince, “because film is a dream.”
Vodka and herring rounded out the experience of returning to Odessa, home to many Jewish writers and thinkers.
Kahn, whose video of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in Yiddish has attracted over 685,000 hits, met his bride-to-be at a Jewish museum in Berlin
Hear the acclaimed duo perform their hit “Well, Tell Me When” with an unexpected musical interlude
Though some of the presentation is different, this story from the Forward on June 23, 1913, is all too familiar.
Recently the Forward received a donation of 66 cartoons drawn by a survivor of Dachau. And they are a lot of fun!
Posters and photographs reveal how Holocaust survivors celebrated Simchat Torah with Yiddish theater and dancing in the 1940s
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