A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Yiddish Theater is a Mirror to the Jewish Soul
Moishe Rosenfeld - Founder of Golden Land Concerts & Connections, a New York City-based booking agency for Jewish performing arts - reflects on the legacy of Yiddish theater and how theater connects contemporary audiences with Yiddish speakers of the past.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Moishe Rosenfeld.
This excerpt is in English.
Moishe Rosenfeld was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1949.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Yiddish Theater is a Mirror to the Jewish Soul2 minutes 6 seconds
Meetings at the Workmen's Circle2 minutes 12 seconds
Yiddish, Art, and Friendship at Camp Hemshekh4 minutes 11 seconds
Yiddish and English at Camp Hemshekh1 minute 19 seconds
Zalmen Mlotek and Music at Camp Hemshekh1 minute 53 seconds
Honoring the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at Camp Hemshekh4 minutes 15 seconds
A Concert for Sholom Secunda2 minutes 59 seconds
Joseph Buloff's Acting1 minute 1 second
Bonding with the Older Generation of Yiddish Actors1 minute 24 seconds
Meetings of the Hebrew Actors Union2 minutes 10 seconds
A Klezmer Concert Featuring Itzhak Perlman3 minutes 21 seconds
The Story Behind The Musical Golden Land3 minutes 28 seconds
I Read the News in Yiddish on WEVD3 minutes 11 seconds
Dora Wasserman's Work2 minutes 50 seconds
Let Us Carry the Torch that Has Been Entrusted to Us1 minute 57 seconds
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