Besides teaching how to pronounce the lyrics, instructor Binyumen Schaechter will provide the songs’ musical, historical and linguistic nuances.
The title of the song, “One World”, can be understood on many levels.
The song was written by the late poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman in the folk tradition of disaster commemoration.
Thanks to his blond hair and blue eyes and his fluency in several languages, he got roles in many films.
The song performed by the duo, the Alibi Sisters, was a Barry Sisters classic, “Chiribim Chiribom”.
Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and “Ode to Joy” were favorites among the Jews of Eastern Europe.
Pete Seeger sings “Hanukkah oh Hanukkah” in the Yiddish original, and the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus performs a favorite in four-part harmony
One particularly aggressive number instructs Hitler to “kiss our asses.”
Max Bendich, 103, sings an unknown Yiddish song about the goldfish swallowing craze of the 1930s.
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