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  • A classic Yiddish operetta, revived for a new generation

    December 8, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    “For a German Jew, Yiddish is beneath contempt,” musicologist Michael Ochs told JTA. “German Jews tend to think of Yiddish as bad German. The only use we had in our family for it was to make fun of it.”

    So it is more than a tad ironic that it was Ochs, whose family fled Nazi...

  • Films: The little Yiddish theater that could

    By Tom Tugend

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Friends and relatives of Dan Katzir were astonished when the Israeli filmmaker came up with a heart-grabbing documentary on New York's fading Yiddish theater.

    For one, Katzir hardly knew a word of Yiddish.

    For another, among Katzir's extended family, which included Israel's...