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The Yiddishist side of upcoming ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host Mayim Bialik

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Jewish actress, neuroscientist and newly-minted “Jeopardy!” host Mayim Bialik is not just talented and smart. She speaks Yiddish and has proved herself to be a wonderful Yiddish comedienne, too. To…

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Sholi Grossman presents: “Fort Mit Mir” a rap-Hasidic song in Yiddish

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This song by Grossman has clear roots in the song “: Zol Zayn” by Yoisef Papiernikov, which refers to the custom of building castles in the air.

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Verter fun der Vokh – Gardening

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יעדן פֿרילינג ‮קוקט ער אַרויס אויפֿן פֿאַרזעצן‮ אַ גרינסן־גאָרטן‮. ווען ער גייט אַרויס און‮ זעט דעם מיט ווילדגראָז‮‮ באַוואַקסענעם הוי‮ף זאָגט ער זיך צו‮, אַז הײַיאָר וועט ער – אַפֿילו…

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Verter fun der Vokh – Earth Day

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דער‮ יע֜רלעכער טאָג פֿון דער ערד‮ העלפֿט שטאַרקן די ווי֜סיקייט פֿון סבֿיבֿה־ענינים‮, און איז שוין דערמי֜ט‮ געוואָ֜רן אַ פּאָפּולע֜רע‮ צײַט אַז דער בריי֜טער עולם זאָל‮ זיך צונוי֜פֿזאַמלען און אוי֜פֿהייבן דאָס…

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On 78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Gathering

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Each April 19th, we gather at the stone in the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park to mark the anniversary of the single greatest instance of Jewish armed resistance…

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“Partizaner-himen” (Partisans’ Hymn) or “Zog nit keyn mol,” performed by The JPPC

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Lyrics: Hirsh Glik (1922-1944) Melody: Dmitry Pokrass (1899-1978) Musical arrangement: Binyumen Schaechter (2018) Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus דער ייִדישער פֿילהאַרמאָנישער כאָר (formerly Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC) Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor…

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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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