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Essays, interviews, listicles, podcasts, and much more, covering all aspects of Yiddish culture.

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Acting Like a Jewish Witch: An Interview with The Sorceress Star Mikhl Yashinsky

Mikhl Yashin­sky dis­cuss­es his star­ring role as Bobe Yakhne in the Folks­bi­ene pro­duc­tion of The Sor­cer­ess, fea­tur­ing an In geveb first — a Yid­dish drag per­for­mance record­ed just for our lucky readers!

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Call for Papers: Murder, Lust, and Laughter, or, Shund Theatre

We are seek­ing sub­mis­sions for a spe­cial issue on Yid­dish pop­u­lar theater.

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Jewish Victims, Jewish Virtue, but Not Much Jewish History: A Review of The Argentinian Prostitute Play

Tova Ben­jamin reviews The Argen­tin­ian Pros­ti­tute Play, a new play by Reuven Glez­er staged as part of the 2019 Broad­way Bound The­atre Festival. 

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Another 'Tradition Omission': Reconsidering Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

Fid­dlers Yid­dish trans­la­tion mer­its dis­cus­sion in The New York Times, not as his­to­ry or metaphor, but as a win­dow into how Jews tell sto­ries about themselves. 

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