Sebastian Schulman believes that Montreal is the best place to run a Yiddish cultural organization.
To commemorate his first yahrtzeit, watch the beloved comedian describe how he got his famous sense of humor.
A version of this post appeared in Yiddish [here.]
Leonard Nimoy, the actor famous for playing the logical Mr. Spock on the television show “Star Trek,” died on Friday at age 83, according to The New York Times.
In 2014, The Yiddish Book Center will launch 10 ‘Tent’ programs around the country to educate individuals in their 20’s about Jewish culture.
When Yiddish writer Chaim Grade died in 1982 he was highly regarded in Yiddish literary circles, though less known to English readers. Only a few of his novels had been translated, and hardly any of his poetry. He was also overshadowed by his more famous contemporary, Isaac Bashevis Singer, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
On September 4, 1965, Lin Jaldati stepped onto a stage in Pyongyang, North Korea and quite possibly became the first person in Communist North Korea to sing in Yiddish. As I will discuss in a July 13 talk at the Yiddish Book Center’s Paper Bridge Summer Arts Festival in Amherst, Mass., Jaldati and her husband, Eberhard Rebling, became the voices of leftist Yiddish culture throughout the Communist world at the height of the Cold War.