Chana Roth – “Shtil Di Nakht’ (Partisan’s song in Yiddish)

1024 576 SaveTheMusic

This is a Partisan’s song – a partizaner lid – composed by H.Glik and performed in circa mid-60’s by Israeli singer Hannah/Chana Roth. SHTIL DI NAKHT in yiddish means “The…

read more

A Yiddish song of hope during the coronavirus

1024 576 פֿאָרווערטס־רעדאַקציע

  הרבֿ יואל ראָטה איז באַקאַנט דעם חסידישן עולם קודם ווי אַ בראַצלאַווער רבֿ, וואָס פֿירט אָן מיט דער וויליאַמסבורגער ישיבֿה „תּפֿארת התּורה‟. ראָטהס ישיבֿה איז באַרימט ווי אַן אָרט,…

read more

Gevalt in Our Stars

1024 512 Yiddish Book Center

A Brief History of Yiddish Astrologic Practices In a striking Rosh Hashanah greeting card from the early 1900s, an angelic figure festooned with flowers directs a group of children to…

read more

While Wall Street Journal highlights the success of Harry Potter in Yiddish, two new books are released in NY

1024 622 Jewish Website

  Dos Hoyz in Pu-vinkl (Winnie the Pooh) and Gayve un Forurtl  (Orgullo y Prejuicio) by Jane Austen, which add to the Yiddish bibliography available to young readers and their…

read more
Gershom Scholem sitting in Sukka learning Zohar See page for author / Public domain

February 21 1982: Gershom Scholem dies

1024 598 Wikipedia

Gershom Scholem (December 5, 1897 – February 21, 1982), was a German-born Israeli philosopher and historian. He is widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah.…

read more

February 19, 1997: Leo Rosten, author of “Joys Of Yiddish”, dies at age 88

259 194 Lawrence Bush

Leo Rosten, the author of The Joys of Yiddish and numerous other popular, witty and erudite books, died on this date in 1997 in New York City at age 88. Rosten earned…

read more

Kirk Douglas Receives Lifetime Achievement Award | Sings Yiddish | 2002

480 360 Folksbiene

Celebrating the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre and 100 Years of Yiddish Theatre Presented by: Governor and Mrs. George E. Pataki, The State of New York With: Jewish Community Relations Council of…

read more

A Language With Chutzpah: Yiddish And American Culture

1024 576 Mameloshn

When was the last time you ate a bagel? Gave a spiel at work? Called someone a klutz? Tried to have chutzpah? Contacted Apple about an iPhone glitch? These may…

read more

“Harry Potter” series receives official Yiddish translation

790 271 Olniansky Tekst Farlag

Harry Potter Un Der Filosofisher Shteyn This translation would not have been possible if not for the efforts of four committed colleagues: Yankl-Peretz Blum, whose linguistic guidance significantly leveled up…

read more

The origin of East European Ashkenazim via a southern route

1000 624 Jits van Straten

Two populations are mentioned in the literature as ancestors of the Eastern European Ashkenazim: German Jews and Khazars. A German origin is not demographically possible, a Khazarian origin can also…

read more