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  • The Bashevis Singer exchange, part 2: The Yiddish author’s attitude toward English

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    Asaf Galay has directed and written a number of award-winning documentaries for Israeli television. These include series on Israeli humor (In the Jewish Land, 2005); the history of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 2007); the life and influence of the Zionist hero Joseph Trumpeldor...

  • The Bashevis Singer exchange, part 1: The Yiddish author’s (many) muses

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 weeks ago

    Asaf Galay has directed and written a number of award-winning documentaries for Israeli television. These include series on Israeli humor (In the Jewish Land, 2005); the history of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 2007); the life and influence of the Zionist hero Joseph Trumpeldor...

  • Music: A Yiddish celebration with Buenos Aires style

    By Roberto Loiederman

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the 1950s, a few years after Yiddish culture in Europe had been decimated, there was a bustling metropolis in the Western Hemisphere that still had a thriving Yiddish culture.

    This city had a number of schools in which classes were taught in Yiddish; there was an active...

  • UCLA takes Yiddish to the next level—a Japanese accent

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like many children of East European immigrants, Miriam Koral was "totally ashamed" that her parents spoke only Yiddish at home, but now she wants to teach the mameloshen to everyone within reach.

    So she's understandably upbeat that UCLA is adding a second year of Yiddish studies to...

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