Watching a Hebrew play from 1981 performed in Yiddish may not be the most bizarre thing I’ve done for the Forward, but it was surprisingly important.
The Yiddish theater’s first goal was to develop a modern secular Yiddish culture and bring some hope to the Jewish community during difficult times.
“Goy,” Yael Yekel’s parody of Netta Barzilai’s “Toy,” has been viewed more than 400,000 times.
To disappoint Tevye would be to disappoint God.
Winkler’s use of Yiddish is surprisingly controversial.
An old Jewish judge who refuses to open his eyes - just one of the touching images he describes about his shtetl, Rashkev.
It’s a miracle of miracles.
There was a time when even atheists would lead a traditional seder. Today that is no longer.
Google’s new translation program may be top of the line but it still mixes up the Yiddish words for “brothel” and “dictionary.”