Writers I. L. Peretz and Franz Kafka both drew inspiration from Jewish folk culture and Hasidism.
After his parents split, young Yitskhok moves to the big city to live with his father.
How Miriam Udel, a self-described Hebrew school nerd, became the greatest champion of Jewish children’s stories written by secular leftists.
My fellow Yiddish students and I stumble as we try to speak correctly, but we all relish our weekly immersion in that lost East European world.
The first Broadway production was closed down for portraying unconventional characters and the first lesbian kiss on Broadway.
The writer Melech Ravitch describes his father’s glorious seders, where the goblets were “my father’s unwritten poems rendered in glass”.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us many challenges. But ironically, it’s also helped make 2020 a great year for learning Yiddish.
Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and “Ode to Joy” were favorites among the Jews of Eastern Europe.
Marc Caplan interprets the works of David Bergelson, Der Nister and Moshe Kulbak as allegorical critiques of the Modern Age.
The message given by the book is clear: for the American Jewish intelligentsia, Yiddish is primarily associated with the Holocaust.