In This Week’s Yiddish Forward
• In the special literature section: New works by Gennadi Estraikh and Boris Carlow, and a “found manuscript” from the poet Misha Mogulevitsh.
• In the “World of Yiddish”: A new Israeli film on Yiddish receives praise from professor Yitskhok Niborski, a rare appearance in New York by the Israeli Yiddish actor Yankev Bodo, and the Rocktheater in Dresden performs new Yiddish works.
•Columbia University Yiddish instructor Miriam Hoffman continues her exploration of why her students are studying Yiddish.
•Music critic Issachar Fater writes on the contributions of the composer Arnold Schoenberg.
•Mikhail Krutikov compares contemporary European immigrants with those of the past.
•Hariton Berman writes on the Jewish world of Kiev.
In This Week’s Russian Forward
•Arkady Kagan writes about the turmoil at the Russian television company RTVi, led by Vladimir Gusinsky.
•Jonathan Spector reports on details of a business deal between Ukrainian Jewish media magnate Vadim Rabinovich and Valery Weinberg, the publisher of America’s oldest Russian-language daily newspaper, Novoe Russkoe.
•Leonid Shkolnik interviews Svetlana Gubareva, who was among the victims of the October 2002 military raid against Chechen rebels holding hostages in a Moscow theater.
•Vladimir Yedidovich analyzes the recent International Forum of Russian Compatriots.
This Saturday on ‘The Forverts Hour’ Saturday, November 15, at 9:00 p.m. on WMCA New York, AM 570
•Composer Abe Elstein — Itzik Gottesman
•Isaac Bashevis Singer: “What will become of me” — Dovid Rogov
•“The Troubles of a Yiddish Publisher” — Kobi Weitzner
•Yiddish Themes in Israeli Cinema and Theater — Leah Shlanger Isroel
Edited and hosted by Boris Sandler