Yiddish Music

Q&A: A Yiddish-speaking gumshoe with a tapping toe

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Gale Kissin, 67, wears several hats. She not only sings and plays guitar and percussion in Mama Loshn, the Yiddish revival band she co-founded, but she’s spent decades working with attorneys as…

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ווידעאָ: חורבן־ליד אָנגעשריבן פֿון אַ 12־יעריק קינד

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דער אַלבאָם „ייִדישע פּראַכט‟, אַ פּראָיעקט פֿון ד׳׳ר אַנאַ שטערנשיס צוזאַמען מיט אַ גרופּע מוזיקער און די זינגער פּסאָי קאָראָלענקאָ און סאָפֿי מילמאַן, האָט באַקאַנט געמאַכט פֿאַרן ברייטן עולם מיט אַ…

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In time for New Year’s Eve “Auld Lang Syne” in Yiddish

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On YouTube in time for New Year’s Eve “Auld Lang Syne” in Yiddish in four-part harmony: Performed by the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor Seth Weinstein,…

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Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” in Yiddish!

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On YouTube in honor of today’s December 16th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven here’s the Yiddish adaptation and the new choral adaptation of his “Ode to Joy” from his Ninth…

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Traditional Hanukkah Songs from Around the World

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We want to be sure everyone has a chance to enjoy the full richness of the holiday, and we don’t just mean the delicious fried richness.

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DJ Beethoven’s “Ale Brider” oif Yiddish

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Yiddish poem: I. L. Peretz (1852-1915) Original music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Choral adaptation: Binyumen Schaechter Filmed live in performance November 1, 2015 • Merkin Concert Hall, NYC Jewish People’s Philharmonic…

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Beautiful Yiddish Chanukah Song, “Borekh ate”

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The *beautiful* Yiddish Chanukah song “Borekh ate” (“Blessed Art Thou”) Performed by the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor And if you haven’t yet seen the following…

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New Contemporary Yiddish “Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah”

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On YouTube A new contemporary choral arrangement of the classic song “Oy, Khanike, Oy, Khanike” (“Chanukah, Oh, Chanukah”) in the original Yiddish. Performed by the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus /…

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“Baby It’s Cold Outside” in Yiddish! – קעצעלע, ס’ברענט דער פֿראָסט

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Music and original English lyrics: Frank Loesser (1910-1969) Yiddish lyrics: Binyumen Schaechter (2015) Performed by Cantor Joshua Breitzer and Donna Breitzer Piano accompaniment by Seth Weinstein Filmed live in performance…

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Music from a Speeding Train: Jewish Literature in Post-Revolution Russia

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A history of Russian-Jewish and Soviet Yiddish literature from the 1920s to 2006, the study focuses on the themes of time, memory, and the body. This study is a work…

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