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Lucy Dawidowicz, the Yiddish Eagle of the Bronx

Lucy Dawidowicz, the Yiddish Eagle of the Bronx

15 hours ago   |   Tablet Magazine

I met the Holocaust historian Lucy Dawidowicz in 1982. I was dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at the time, and I had invited her to give the...
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Yiddish Kidlit

Yiddish Kidlit

1 day ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Today we think of children's literature, especially books for very young readers, as oversize hardback books with whimsical illustrations. The beginnings of Yiddish kidlit...
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Yiddish: Not Just for Jews

Yiddish: Not Just for Jews

1 month ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Last January, the national archives of Canada made news when it acquired a book published by the Third Reich in 1944 and taken from the fuehrer's own library. It wasn't...
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What It's Like to Play Tevye at a Time of Increasing Anti-Semitism

1 month ago   |   Slate

“The first time I read the script in Yiddish, just the first line, I burst into tears.”
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In Bloom

In Bloom

1 month ago   |   Tablet Magazine

You have to be careful with the ones who get to you early. You haven't developed your defenses, you don't know who you are yet, and you are still reading enough to catch up...
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The Magic of an ‘Etrog'

The Magic of an ‘Etrog'

1 month ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to marry me. He bought me books about yeshivas and steak dinners at Le Marais. That is to say, it was a typical New Yorkish...
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The Marx Brothers in ‘Hello, Dalí'

The Marx Brothers in ‘Hello, Dalí'

2 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Some popular culture figures are so beloved we believe them eternal. Ninety years after the Marx Brothers' first talking picture, The Cocoanuts, opened nationally on Aug. 3...
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An Elegy to My ‘Shtiebel'

An Elegy to My ‘Shtiebel'

2 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Even though I was educated in the yeshiva system, and loved spending hours poring over sacred texts, the inclination to pray has always eluded me. My Jewish practice was and is...
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An Illuminating Obituary for a Yiddish Giant

An Illuminating Obituary for a Yiddish Giant

2 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

When Max Weinreich , the co-founder of YIVO and great historian of Ashkenaz, died in 1969, many publications ran obituaries, including The New York Times. More illuminating...
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The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids

2 monthes ago   |   Tablet Magazine

The teenage boys who played competitive athletics in the gymnasium in Jerusalem 2,100 years ago had their circumcisions reversed, because otherwise they wouldn't have been...
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