Posts Tagged ‘yiddish’

Isabel Frey is a 26-year-old Yiddish singer and Austrian politician

Isabel Frey stands outside the Austrian chancellor’s residence atop a white van with her guitar surrounded by speakers and protesters.  It’s the day after the Ibiza Affair was made public in May 2019. The scandal centered on a video showing Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and Johann Gudenus, both members of the far-right nationalist Freedom […]

FBI releases advertisement in Hebrew, Yiddish asking to report hate crimes

The FBI Hate Crimes Unit released advertisements in English, Yiddish and Hebrew in an effort to get more Orthodox Jews to report on hate crimes in the New York area.The use of both Yiddish and Hebrew can be seen as a direct call to address hate crimes against Jews in particular, as it appeals to […]

Yale to offer beginner Yiddish courses to fulfill language requirements

Yale will launch beginner Yiddish classes in the fall that will allow students to fulfill their language requirements, according to the Yale Daily News. Yiddish studies now offered at the Ivy League university focus on reading for translation and research purposes rather than on spoken Yiddish. The courses did not count toward its language requirement, […]

Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course

Browse > Home / Have You Heard? / Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course April 7, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Duolingo, the world’s most popular language-learning platform, launched a Yiddish course on Tuesday. The site teaches Yiddish through game-like lessons that take five to seven minutes a day. Lessons and exercises are […]

Di Fir Kashes? National Yiddish Theatre to co-present ‘Third Seder’ for Passover

Virtual Passover seders are back this year, but none will channel Yiddish theater quite like this.  The Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan along with the National Yiddish theatre Folsbiene are the forces behind the Third Seder, a Passover concert in Yiddish, which will premiere on March 21. This year, Passover falls on March 27, and […]

Sally Hoberman, 89, fluent Yiddish speaker, passes

Sally Hoberman grew up speaking Yiddish with her grandparents, who emigrated from the Pale of Settlement, and remained fluent throughout her life. She was raised by her father and grandparents in West Philadelphia after her mother died when she was young. She graduated from Overbrook High School in 1947 and worked as a secretary for […]

Yiddish performance tragedy: Why it’s illegal to yell ‘fire!’ in theater

Former President Trump’s impeachment defense team intends to argue that his infamous Jan. 6 speech, in which he exhorted his followers to “fight like hell” and march “to the Capitol,” was permitted by his First Amendment rights to free speech. Political opponents are already calling reference to the well-known Supreme Court decision (Schenck v. United States, […]

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Cast Performs ‘God Bless America’ in Yiddish on Eve of Inauguration Day

The cast of the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway hit, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, performing “God Bless America” in Yiddish. Photo: Screenshot. The cast of the off-Broadway show “Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish” released a Yiddish rendition of “God Bless America” on Tuesday night, the eve of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice […]

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Yiddish Cast Sings ‘God Bless America’ on Erev Inauguration

Academy and Tony Award-winning actor, Joel Grey along with the cast of the award-winning, Off-Broadway show, “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish is celebrating a new American presidency by singing “God Bless America” in Yiddish. The video was released on Jan. 19 and posted on the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene website. It comes the day before President-elect […]

Two virtual Yiddish specials will be put up for Hanukkah

Two important cultural institutions that celebrate the mamaloshen — the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene and the Congress for Jewish Culture — are each offering an online gift for Hanukkah. The Folksbiene, the preeminent Yiddish theater in the US, will air “A Star-Studded Folksbiene Chanukah Spectacular” featuring appearances by celebrities ranging from Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin […]

Are efforts to keep Yiddish alive in New York and online behind comeback?

NEW YORK – You get a warm glow when you hear it. You say to yourself, “Bubbe’s Yiddish is oh-so yesterday, too bad it’s a dying language.” Well, yes and no. Reports estimate some 150,000 people in the US and Canada speak Yiddish, yet there are signs that say differently, and productions by New York […]

‘Yiddish’ Category on ‘Jeopardy!’ Episode Stumps Contestants

A screenshot of one of the “answers” featured in the “Yiddish” category on “Jeopardy!” November 30, 2020. Photo: Twitter. A recent episode of the game show “Jeopardy!” featured an entire category devoted to the Yiddish language. The episode which aired on Nov. 30 and was hosted by the late Alex Trebek, who continued to film […]

This inspiring NHL draft pick isn’t Jewish, but he has a Yiddish name

JTA — This week’s National Hockey League draft featured one of the most Jewish sounding names in recent memory: Zayde Wisdom. The 18-year-old phenom from Toronto isn’t Jewish and pronounces his name “zade” (rhymes with “paid”). But his first name is spelled the same way as many write the affectionate Yiddish word for grandfather. And his […]

Queer-friendly, Yiddish-speaking anarchist cafe aims to revolutionize Glasgow

JTA — Govanhill, on the Southside ward of Glasgow, is perhaps the closest Scotland has to the interwar world of Yiddish-speaking Europe. With its rows of red-brick Romanian stores and Polish bars, it is the country’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, also home to other Eastern European, Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. The area is about to […]

Queer-friendly, Yiddish-speaking anarchist cafe aims to revolutionize Glasgow

JTA — Govanhill, on the Southside ward of Glasgow, is perhaps the closest Scotland has to the interwar world of Yiddish-speaking Europe. With its rows of red-brick Romanian stores and Polish bars, it is the country’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, also home to other Eastern European, Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. The area is about to […]

Queer-friendly, Yiddish-speaking anarchist cafe aims to revolutionize Glasgow

JTA — Govanhill, on the Southside ward of Glasgow, is perhaps the closest Scotland has to the interwar world of Yiddish-speaking Europe. With its rows of red-brick Romanian stores and Polish bars, it is the country’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, also home to other Eastern European, Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. The area is about to […]

Queer-friendly, Yiddish-speaking anarchist cafe aims to revolutionize Glasgow

JTA — Govanhill, on the Southside ward of Glasgow, is perhaps the closest Scotland has to the interwar world of Yiddish-speaking Europe. With its rows of red-brick Romanian stores and Polish bars, it is the country’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, also home to other Eastern European, Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. The area is about to […]

Queer-friendly, Yiddish-speaking anarchist cafe aims to revolutionize Glasgow

JTA — Govanhill, on the Southside ward of Glasgow, is perhaps the closest Scotland has to the interwar world of Yiddish-speaking Europe. With its rows of red-brick Romanian stores and Polish bars, it is the country’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, also home to other Eastern European, Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. The area is about to […]

Queer-friendly, Yiddish-speaking anarchist cafe aims to revolutionize Glasgow

JTA — Govanhill, on the Southside ward of Glasgow, is perhaps the closest Scotland has to the interwar world of Yiddish-speaking Europe. With its rows of red-brick Romanian stores and Polish bars, it is the country’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, also home to other Eastern European, Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. The area is about to […]

Queer-friendly, Yiddish-speaking anarchist cafe aims to revolutionize Glasgow

JTA — Govanhill, on the Southside ward of Glasgow, is perhaps the closest Scotland has to the interwar world of Yiddish-speaking Europe. With its rows of red-brick Romanian stores and Polish bars, it is the country’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood, also home to other Eastern European, Pakistani and Bangladeshi populations. The area is about to […]

Yiddish psychedelic rock band Forshpil brings electric guitar to the shtetl

WEIMAR, Germany (JTA) — What if the Yiddish-speaking poets and songwriters had electric guitars and amps in the shtetl? That’s the question Sasha Lurje and her Forshpil bandmates asked themselves a decade ago in Latvia when they began their shift from traditional klezmer music to psychedelic rock. “When people see a Jewish or Yiddish band, […]

Is Yiddish the language of the Jewish soul?

The weight of memory, and the histories Jews tell of themselves, the tradition and experience we imagine we are heir to, shape the way the creation and conduct of the State of Israel is considered. The other evening, I went to see a film, The Golden Age of Second Avenue, a documentary love poem for […]

Cuban Foreign Minister visits Germany

nsnbc : Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez begins his official visit to Germany on Monday. Rodriguez will meet his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Bruno Rodriguez (Courtesy Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez visits Germany in response to an invitation by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The invitation was extended during Steinmeier’s visit to Cuba last year. […]

Israel Jew Soldier learns about Karma

Israel are cowards, they never fight with honor or integrity.. If it was a fair fight, and Palestinians didn’t just have rocks to throw (by 5 year olds), the Semite Palestinians would destroy israel 100 times over. 00

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