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0:00 - Introduction 0:37 - Miriam Introduces Her Father, Solomon Simon 1:47 - Solomon Simon's Family Background in Eastern Europe 3:25 - Solomon Simon's Patriotic Attitude Towards America 6:01 - Solomon Simon's Religious Upbringing and Subsequent Rejection of Religion 7:39 - Miriam's First Experience Going to Shul 9:06 - The Jewish Atmosphere of Miriam's Childhood Home

Keywords: bilingual; diner; fleischig; fleishig; fleishik; fleyshik; ham; Jewish life; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; kosher; milchig; milchik; milkhik; pork; schul; secular; shul; singing; song; synagogue; treif; treyf (not kosher); Yiddish language

11:45 - Miriam's Memories of the Foods She Ate in Her Childhood 12:49 - Miriam's Regrets About Not Speaking More Yiddish with Her Father 14:25 - People in Miriam's Childhood Home and Fond Memories of Solomon Simon as a Father 20:23 - A Physical Description of Miriam's Childhood Home 21:30 - Miriam's Sister Judith's Assertiveness and Her Fights with Their Father 22:18 - Descriptions of Miriam's Father's Eating, Writing, and Reading Habits 24:28 - The Relationship Between Miriam's Parents, Solomon and Lena Simon 26:35 - Miriam's Mother's Family Background, from Riga to the United States

Subjects: 1890s; 1900s; Eastern Europe; Ellis Island; England; glaucoma; immigration; Lena Simon; migration; mother; parents; Riga, Latvia; trachoma; United States

29:41 - The Political Atmosphere in Miriam's Childhood Home

Keywords: anti-Semitism; communism; democrat; Europe; execution; Holocaust; justice; liberal; McCarthy era; McCarthyism; politics; Rosenbergs; socialism; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

32:31 - Miriam's Childhood Illness 35:37 - Miriam's Trip to Israel with Her Parents in 1949 38:06 - Solomon Simon's Attitudes Towards Israel and Zionism 42:05 - Miriam's Childhood Impressions of Israel 44:19 - Miriam's Explanation of Solomon Simon's Book on Israel 45:26 - Miriam Discusses the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute

Keywords: Camp Boiberik; children's literature; chumash; Gella Fishman; Jewish history; Kinder Zhurnal; Manhattan, NY; mitlshul (high school); mittelschul; Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute; shule (secular Yiddish school); singing; Solomon Simon; song; Yiddish children's literature; Yiddish language; Yiddish stories

48:33 - Solomon Simon's Interest in Yiddish Children's Literature 49:09 - Solomon Simon's Writing Habits, His Library, and His Pupils

Keywords: 1960s; ashes; basement; cigar; English literature; kreis; library; longhand writing; pipe; student; Tanakh; teacher; typewriter; Yiddish; Yiddish literature

53:17 - Solomon Simon's Shifting Attitude Towards Judaism Throughout His Life 58:41 - The Role of Yiddish in Miriam's Life 60:35 - Solomon Simon as a Grandfather 61:12 - Miriam's Experience Growing Up as the Daughter of a Yiddish Writer 63:49 - Memories of the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute and Trips to Florida

Keywords: Bronx, New York; Brooklyn, New York; car; driver's license; driving; Florida; Gella Fishman; motel; race; refugees; Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute; shul; shule (secular Yiddish school); World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII; Yiddish; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writer

67:57 - Miriam Discusses Returning to Her Father's Writings as an Adult

Keywords: atheism; father; Jewish culture; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; secular; Solomon Simon; Yiddish culture; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writer; Yom Kippur

70:33 - Miriam Describes Solomon Simon's Letters

Keywords: 1920s; 1970s; handwritten letter; Hebrew language; immigration; Israel; kibbutz; letter; letter writing; Palestine; Solomon Simon; translation; typed letter; typewriter; wedding anniversary; YIVO

75:20 - Miriam's Memories of Her Father Reading to Her in Childhood 76:23 - The Reception of Solomon Simon's Writing Today and His Legacy in the Jewish World

Keywords: children's literature; David Grossman; Hebrew language; Orthodoxy; philosophical book; philosophy; Robert's Adventures; Solomon Simon; The Wandering Beggar; translated literature; translation; Yiddish children's books; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature

79:38 - Miriam Describes the Qualities of Solomon Simon's Writings 80:44 - Miriam's Closing Thoughts on How Yiddish has Affected Her Identity