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

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The Bais Yaakov Project: An Interview Between David Shneer, Basya Schechter and Naomi Seidman

An inter­view with Nao­mi Sei­d­man, Chan­cel­lor Jack­man Pro­fes­sor of the Human­i­ties at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, and Basya Schechter, musi­cian and founder of Pharoah’s Daugh­ter, who are work­ing on their com­pelling project called The Bais Yaakov project.

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Yale Strom's Striking Vision: A Review of Shimmering Lights for All Seasons

Shim­mer­ing Lights by Yale Strom’s Bro­ken Con­sort is joy­ful lis­ten­ing that cuts through the dark­ness at any time of year. 

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The Shtetl Neukoelln Festival Brings Yiddishland to Berlin

Klezmer singers and musi­cians gath­er in Berlin to make joy­ous new sound together.

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The Band Community Built: Tsibele at Jalopy Theatre

Noam Green on Tsi­blele’s rad­i­cal­ly inti­mate sounds, and what it means to flag Jewish 

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“Nothing’s of use to me, except this little song”: Norbert Hirschhorn Reimagines Yiddish Song

A new vol­ume of poet­ry that re-imag­ines Yid­dish folk song as con­fes­sion, polit­i­cal protest, and play­ful soundscape.

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Anti-fascist Yiddish Song: Shneer and Eisenberg on Lin Jaldati

Lin Jal­dati was a sec­u­lar Dutch Jew who brought Yid­dish music to com­mu­nist East Ger­many. Now, Jew­lia Eisen­berg and David Shneer are reviv­ing her music and inves­ti­gat­ing her rev­o­lu­tion­ary life. 

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"We Should Not Create Enemies": Europe's Refugee Crisis and Yiddish Song

Aus­tri­an shep­herd Hans Breuer on dri­ving refugees across the bor­der, and get­ting famous for singing Yid­dish songs. 

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“Ot azey!”: Litvakus at the Museum at Eldridge Street, November 22, 2015

A Lit­vakus con­cert-cum-soci­olin­guis­tics-lec­ture dou­bles as a rev­o­lu­tion you can dance to. 

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