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David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature”

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David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12 (1996): 55-77 These Zydki, wooden figurines of…

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Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course

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Duolingo, the world’s most popular language-learning platform, launched a Yiddish course on Tuesday. The site teaches Yiddish through game-like lessons that take five to seven minutes a day. Lessons and exercises…

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Traditional passover songs for listening, singing and enjoying!

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The Maccabeats – Dayenu – Passover – דיינו Music video for “Dayenu,” a multi-genre twist on the classic Passover Seder song. Gad Elbaz – Ma Nishtana גד אלבז – מה…

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Watch “Who Knows One?” Yiddish-style: “Mu adabru, mu asapru” in 4-part harmony

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Traditional Yiddish Passover song with Aramaic title Akin to the English “Who Knows One?” Choral arrangement: Binyumen Schaechter (2017-18) This choral arrangement was funded by a grant from The Marinus…

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Verter fun der Vokh – International Women’s Day

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אַ‮ פֿרײלעכן‮ אינטערנאַציאָנאַלן‮ פֿרויענטאָג!‮ Happy International Women’s Day! Today the world honors the achievements of women, who are leaders in the movements for social justice, climate change and equality in…

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In Search of a Soviet Yiddishland: The Poetics of Absence in Shmuel Gordon ’s Travelogue

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Soviet Yiddish Literature After Stalin In Soviet Yiddish literature, which resumed its legalised existence in the late 1950s and continued into the 1990s, the post-Stalinist period has often been dismissed…

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Verter fun der Vokh – Renewable Energy

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Renewables made up 26.2 percent of global electricity generation in 2018. That’s expected to rise to 45 percent by 2040. Most of the increase will likely come from solar, wind,…

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March 4, 1910: Yiddish playwright Moshe Horowitz died

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Moshe Ish HaLevy was born on 27 February in Stanislawow, Eastern Galicia to an orthodox family who were followers of the Gaon Hshl”kh. He studied with Rabbi Meshulam Horowitz and later…

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STM, what we think, what we want, by Theodore Bikel

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STM, what we think, what we want as expressed by Theodore Bikel in an interview with Miri Koral, founding director of The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language (CIYCL).…

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“This Land is Your Land” in Yiddish

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“Dos Land iz Dayn Land” Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” Yiddish Translation by Linda Gritz & Daniel Kahn with Harry Bochner, Michael Alpert, & Josh Waletzky Video and…

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