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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Ilan Stavans's The Seventh Heaven
Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling across a dozen countries in Latin America in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region for his latest book, The Seventh Heaven.
Jack Berger's Work Translating Yizkor Books
Jack Berger has been working on the translation of Yizkor books since the early 1990s. Yizkor (memorial) books document the history of Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust.
On Rosenfeld and Rivals: Rachel Mines Talks Translation
Rachel Mines' translation of The Rivals and Other Stories introduces nineteen of Jonah Rosenfeld's Yiddish-language short stories to an English-reading audience.
Mendel Osherowitch's Account of Soviet Ukraine in 1932
Lubomyr Luciuk spoke with The Shmooze about the recent release of his edited volume How People Live in Soviet Russia: Impressions from a Journey.
Dylan, Babylon Berlin, and Camus: Seth Rogovoy's Recommendations
This week we decided to ask cultural critic, author, and music enthusiast Seth Rogovoy to share his recommendations on what to read, watch, and listen to.
Yiddish Theater Lab: Reviving the Forgotten Works of the Yiddish Theater
The Shmooze visited with Adam Immerwahr, artistic director of Theater J, the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater, to talk about Theater J's Yiddish Theater Lab.
Author Elissa Bemporad: Legacy of Blood
Elissa Bemporad speaks with us about her latest book, Legacy of Blood," which traces the legacies of the two classical and most extreme manifestations of tsarist antisemitism in the Soviet Union from 1917 to the early 1960s.
Yiddish Comes to America: A Collection of Newly Translated Work
The Shmooze catches up with the Yiddish Book Center's director of translation initiatives, Mindl Cohen, to talk about the 2020 Pakn Treger Digital Translation Issue.
Jewish Film Festival Favorites for Home Streaming
The Shmooze recently caught up with Deb Krivoy, director of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival (PVJFF), to ask her for a list of past Festival favorites that can be streamed at home.
Remembering Jerry Stiller
In 2012 Caraid O'Brien interviewed actor Jerry Stiller for WBAI radio. She joins us on The Shmooze to talk about that interview and her friendship with the actor.