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

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Second Avenue Meets Broadway: New York’s Yiddish Theater at MCNY

An inter­view with Ste­fanie Halpern, assis­tant cura­tor of the cur­rent exhi­bi­tion on New York’s Yid­dish The­ater at the Muse­um of the City of New York.

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Di Fester Shvester review Got fun nekome (God of Vengeance)

Just in time for the new spring run, a review of the New Yid­dish Rep’s pro­duc­tion of Sholem Asch’s (in)famous play. 

Interview

Art Against Fascism: Joshua Sobol on the Radical Possibilities of Yiddish Theater

Joshua Sobol speaks to Rachelle Gross­man about resis­tance through art and the future pos­si­bil­i­ties of Yid­dish theater. 

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Amerike – The Golden Land is Yiddish in Form, Nationalist in Content

Tova Ben­jamin on seek­ing authen­tic­i­ty at the theater.

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Remedy Before the Sickness: Eli Rosen on Translating Rhinoceros into Yiddish

Tova Ben­jamin talks with Eli Rosen, trans­la­tor of Rhi­noc­er­os, about fas­cism, Tal­mu­dic trac­tates, Yid­dish flu­en­cy, and going OTD.

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Queering Broadway: Indecent and Lesbian Yiddish Love

Onstage, inti­ma­cy that’s untranslatable. 

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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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