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Bam, Crack, Dot: Mah Jongg and Its Jewish-American Roots

Melissa Martens Yaverbaum, executive director of the Council of American Jewish Museums and curator of Project Mah Jongg, chats with us about Mah Jongg, a game more widely known than played or understood, which made a surprisingly lasting impression on American audiences, including a generation of Jewish women in the 1920s and '30s, and has endured as a cultural touchstone ever since.

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Episode 0251: Bam, Crack, Dot: Mah Jongg and Its Jewish-American Roots by YiddishBookCenter