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ביים שיין פון ראמפע-ליכט

קלאס, מאקס
קמאפהײס, משה, 1916-
קרן, רות

Baym shayn fun rampe-likhṭ

Ḳlos, Maḳs
Knapheys, M, 1910-
Kroin, Ruth

Buenos-Ayres : M. Ḳlos, 1972

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

A Career Yiddish Actress on The Current State of Yiddish Cultural Production in Israel

Shura Grinhoyz-Turkow—Yiddish actress and activist born in Bialystok, now living in Israel—reflects on the state of Yiddish theater in Israel, the future of Yiddish art, and how the Yiddish world is generally "shlepping along."

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

פערציק יאר פאלקסבינע

Fertsiḳ yor folḳsbine

Fishman, Yaaḳov
Man, Luʼis
Staibin, Beinush

New York : Arbeṭer-Ring, 1955

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

The Jewish Broadway: Description of New York's 2nd Ave

Jack Lebewohl, owner of 2nd Ave Deli in New York City, remembers the culture of 2nd Avenue - the Yiddish theatres, and the camaraderie of the people on the street.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Paula Boltman

Paula Boltman, former actress in the Melbourne Yiddish theater, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

2017-02-15

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

WEVD and Zvi Schooler

Shirley Cohen Steinberg, writer and director of Yiddish theater, describes her childhood experiences with WEVD and her encounters with Zvi Schooler.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

דאס לערניינגל

ראזנפעלד, יונה

Dos lernyingl

Rozenfeld, Yonah, 1880-1944

Ṿilne : Farlag Nay Yidishe shul, 1938

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Motl Didner

Motl Didner, Associate Artistic Director of the Folksbeine National Yiddish Theatre, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 17, 2013 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

2013-12-17

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

נישט פארמשפט/י.ל.פרץ

פרץ,י.ל

Nishṭ farmishpeṭ

Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 or 2-1915
Papierin, Moyshe

Ṿilne : Naye Yidishe shul, 1937

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

"My Ego is in English, but My Heart is in Yiddish": Reflections on a Bilingual Career

Eleanor Reissa, singer, remembers how she was warned early in her theater career that performing in Yiddish would limit her options for roles. She speaks to her relationships with English and Yiddish, respectively, adding that Yiddish is the language...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Avia Moore

Avia Moore, freelance performing artist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her parents were self-described hippies; her father was Jewish and not very religious. She reme...

2011-12-14

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yiddish: An "Overwhelming Personal and Political Language"

Avia Moore - a freelance theater artist based in Montreal - describes her fascination with Yiddish, including its integration into the English language as well as its inherent political implications.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

גערעכטיגקייט

באַנד: Vol. 2

Gerechtigkeit (Justice)

Volume: Vol. 2

October 29, 1920

Part of Gerechtigkeit (Justice) - ILGWU Newspaper

"I Speak How I Speak": Shifting Among the Dialects of Yiddish

Eleanor Reissa, singer, discusses how her years performing in Yiddish theater have caused her Yiddish to shift from her parents' Polish dialect towards the Southeastern dialect favored in performances.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Dzigan and Schumacher's Fight Against Yiddish Prohibition in Israel

Diego Rotman - scholar and artist - talks about how Yiddish comedians Dzigan and Schumacher fought against the prohibition of Yiddish theater in Israel and their impact on other actors.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Zalmen Mlotek

Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbine, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 28th, 2019, at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, in New York City.

2019-01-28

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

"Learning Yiddish Would Be a Waste of Time": Reactions to an Early Interest in Grandparents' Culture

Diego Rotman - scholar and artist with a special interest in the Yiddish theater duo Dzigan and Schumacher - tells us of how his parents did not support him in learning Yiddish in his childhood, as they thought it had no future.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

“The Storytelling, the Attitude, the Give and Take”: The Influence of Yiddish Theater on American Culture

Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and writer, describes the many examples of Yiddish and Jewish influence that can be found throughout American culture, including in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Yiddish and the Question of Lingua Franca

Aron Gonshor - actor in the Montreal Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and surgeon - discusses the historic place of Yiddish in Jewish populations and describes the similarities and the sense of understanding between the Yiddish and French speaking comm...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Yiddish in Israel: Historical Memory vs. Experienced Reality

When asked about the historical suppression of the Yiddish language in Israel and Tel Aviv in the 1950's Edna Nahshon, expert of Jewish theatre and step daughter of Yiddish writer Dovid Aidelman, speaks about the reality she experienced versus the hi...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts