The Yiddish Book Center's podcast includes conversations with Jewish culture makers, plus news and stories related to Yiddish literature, language, and culture.
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African American Jewish Cantor Thomas LaRue Jones
This week's guest, Henry Sapoznik, is an award-winning producer, musicologist and performer, and writer in the fields of traditional and popular Yiddish and American music and culture.
A Recent Find Sheds Light on the Work of Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
We invited Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow Matthew Johnson onto The Shmooze to tell us about his recent discovery of the Yiddish writer Moyshe-Leyb Halpern's unfinished poetry.
Remember the Triangle Fire
We visit with Esther Cohen, a longtime leader of labor culture in New York City and one of the organizers of a memorial to the women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that took place on March 25, 1911.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett in Conversation
Performance and Jewish studies scholar Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett joins us for a lively and informative conversation about her work as the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
9to5: The Story of a Movement
Writer and Yiddish translator Ellen Cassedy talks with The Shmooze about the new documentary 9to5: The Story of a Movement and her role in the feminist labor movement at the center of this story.
Hankus Netsky: 40 Years in Yiddishland
Hankus Netsky visits with The Shmooze to chat about "40 Years in Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center Celebrates the Klezmer Conservatory Band," a special, upcoming virtual public program celebrating the KCB and the Yiddish Book Center.
Teaching Jewish American Literature
Rachel Rubinstein talks with us about Teaching Jewish American Literature, a newly published collection of essays she co-edited with Roberta Rosenberg which address how to teach questions of personal identity and national boundaries.
Yiddish in Israel: A History
This week we visit with author Rachel Rojanski to talk about her recently published Yiddish in Israel: A History.
Jews in Space
This week we're joined by Joanna Church, director of collections and exhibits at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, to talk about the newly opened exhibit Jews In Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit.
The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema
Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR, visits with The Shmooze to talk about the newly released The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema (Blu-ray).