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0:17 - Introduction 0:43 - David Introduces His Father, Solomon Simon, and His Family Background

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; bagel; Czar; Czarist Russia; family background; family history; heritage; Kalinkavichy, Belarus; name changes; railroad; roots; Russian language; Shlomo Shimonovich; shoemaker; shtetl; Solomon Simon; Tsar; Tsarist Russia; White Russia; Yiddish community; Yiddish language

6:38 - David Discusses Solomon Simon's Autobiographies and His Education

Keywords: "In The Thicket"; "My Jewish Roots"; "Oyf Eygene Drokhim"; "Tsvaygen (Branches)"; "Vortslen (Roots)"; 1910s; anti-communist; autobiography; birthday; chedar; cheder; Christmas; communism; communist army; Ellis Island; heder; holiday; immigration; Jewish education; July 4th; kheyder; New York City, New York; refugee; Russia; Russian army

9:23 - Solomon Simon's Immigration to the United States in the 1910s

Keywords: 1910s; 4th of July; America; American citizenship; birthdays; Christmas Day; Ellis Island; father; immigrants; immigration; New York City; patriotism; Russia; Russian Army; Shloyme Simon; Solomon Simon; U.S.; United States; US

13:45 - Solomon Simon's Early Years in the United States

Keywords: "Autobiography of a Modern Jew"; "Oyf Eygene Drokhim"; America; autobiography; Eastern Europe; immigrants; immigration; migration; secular; secularism; Shloyme Simon; socialism; socialist; Solomon Simon; translation; U.S.; United States; US; USA; Yiddish literature

21:26 - Solomon Simon's Literary Subjects and Yiddish Children's Books

Keywords: 1930s; children's books; children's literature; cultural preservation; intermarriage; Jewish community; Jewish tradition; Jewish values; literary essay; literary genre; literature; newspaper; periodical; philosophy; politics; religion; secular Jew; Shloyme Simon; Solomon Simon; transmission; Yiddish community; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writers

25:58 - David Remembers Solomon Simon's Writing Habits 30:15 - Solomon Simon's Hopes for David's Writing Career 31:26 - David Describes Solomon Simon's Friends 32:33 - David's Childhood Neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York

Keywords: Brooklyn, New York; candy store; childhood; childhood games; childhood home; Irish neighborhood; Jewish neighborhood; mumblety-peg; neighborhood; New York City; stickball; stoop ball; street game

34:37 - David Describes Growing Up in a Jewish Home

Keywords: Amos; bacon; bar mitzvah; bar-mitsve; Camp Boiberik; Chinese restaurant; father; Hebrew High School; honey cake; Jewish cooking; Jewish food; Jewish home; Jewish household; Jewish library; Jewish literature; kashres; kashrus; kashrut; kashruth; kosher; mother; parents; pork; prophet; secular; secularism; Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute; shul; Shul Fuftsn; synagogue; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature

39:27 - Jewish Food in David's Childhood Home 42:26 - Celebrating Passover in Solomon Simon's Household

Keywords: English language; freedom; Haggadah; Hebrew; Jewish holiday; Judaism; Passover; Pesach; peysekh; Reconstructionism; Reconstructionist; Yiddish language

44:50 - The Political Atmosphere in David's Childhood Home

Keywords: 1920s; anti-communist; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Holocaust; immigration; Kronstadt Rebellion; politics; refugee; Solomon Simon; World War 2; World War II; WW2; WWII

46:10 - Solomon Simon's Writings for Yiddish Newspapers

Keywords: "Der Tog"; "Der Tog-Morgn Zhurnal"; "Forverts"; "The Forward"; "The Jewish Daily Forward"; "The Yiddish Daily Forward"; New York Times; newpspaper; Solomon Simon; Yiddish writer

47:05 - David Recalls Listening to the Radio in His Childhood Home 47:51 - David Describes Solomon Simon's Physical Appearance 49:48 - David Describes Solomon Simon's Dental Office 52:44 - David's Memories of Growing Up During the Great Depression 54:14 - Solomon Simon's Encouragement of David as a Writer 56:13 - Reading Solomon Simon's Literature and Speaking Yiddish in the Home

Keywords: Aramaic; English language; Hebrew; Korean War; Russian soldier; Shloyme Simon; Solomon Simon; translation; Yiddish children's literature; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish writer

58:35 - David's Mother's Family Background and Immigration to the United States 61:41 - Lena and Solomon Simon's Early Courtship and Blossoming Romance

Keywords: 1910s; anarchist; English grammar; English language; free love; Jewish philosophy; Lena Simon; letter-writing; letters; poverty; religion; secular; secularism; Shloyme Simon; socialist; Solomon Simon; U.S. army

64:49 - Solomon Simon's Last Book, Published Posthumously by Lena

Keywords: "Der Tog Morgn Zhurnal"; "Fiddler on the Roof"; "Kluge hent (Clever hands)"; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Jewish literature; Lena Simon; shtetel; shtetl small town in Eastern Europe with a Jewish community); Solomon Simon; translation; Yiddish language; Yiddish literature

71:52 - Translating Solomon Simon's Books

Keywords: Cornell University; Shloyme Simon; Shmerl Nar; Solomon Simon; The Boy with the Golden Hands; The Wandering Beggar; translating Yiddish; translation; Yiddish literature

77:12 - The Universality of Solomon Simon's Children's Books

Keywords: Acorn Productions; children's books; Medines Isroel Un Erets Israel; philosophy; Portland, Maine; religious text; Shloyme Simon; Shmerl Nar; Solomon Simon; The Kingdom of Israel and The Land of Israel; The Wandering Beggar; theatre group; Yiddish children's literature; Yiddish literature

81:11 - David's Shifting Relationship with Solomon Simon and His Books

Keywords: "Tsvaygen (Branches)"; "Vortslen (Roots)"; English language; family dynamics; father; In the Thicket; My Jewish Roots; Shloyme Simon; Solomon Simon; son; Yiddish literature

85:29 - The Impact of Having a Yiddish Writer as a Father on David's Jewish Identity

Keywords: cultural transmission; intergenerational transmission; Judaism; religion; secular; Shloyme Simon; Solomon Simon; Yiddish literature; Yiddish writer; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

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