Only naive observers believed that in the 1920s writers like Dovid Bergelson and Moyshe Kulbak returned to the USSR solely for ideological reasons.
Few people know who artist Isiu Schärf was, save for a Philadelphia architect and collector who is trying to reestablish Schärf’s reputation.
‘The Megile of Itzik Manger’ at the National Yiddish Theatre features an exceptional cast. But the production wasn’t up to the Folksbiene’s normally high standards.
A version of this post appeared in Yiddish.