Yiddish poetry

World of Our Fathers

World of Our Fathers

3 days ago   |   Tablet Magazine

The Folksbiene's recent production of di Kishefmakherin was a holiday hit, a foundational classic of the Yiddish theater “reconceived” and featuring a restored score. The 1877...
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Tales of Hoffman

Tales of Hoffman

11 days ago   |   Tablet Magazine

It would be a cliché to say that Avi Hoffman wears many hats as actor/producer/fundraiser for the recently concluded, first-ever YI Loves New York: Yiddish Fest. It would be...
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A Bisl Yiddish

26 days ago   |   Slate

Yiddish, English, and language mixing.
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The Essence of Khanike

The Essence of Khanike

1 month ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Why is a bark mitzvah OK but a shrimp latke beyond the pale? That is, why did Food & Wine 's recent Hanukkah layout , with shellfish and crème fraiche and brisket-topped...
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Q&A: The Passions of the Weiss

Q&A: The Passions of the Weiss

1 month ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Like clean-up hitters in baseball, a taste-making system can be properly judged on hits and misses, as well as whether the hits were singles or home runs. The American literary...
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Behind Bars with the Black Israelites

Behind Bars with the Black Israelites

1 month ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Many Americans heard of a group called the Black Hebrew Israelites for the first time last week, when a member of their ranks shot up a kosher grocery in Jersey City, killing...
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The Titans of Postwar American Poetry, Assembled in One Remarkable, Contentious Photograph

1 month ago   |   Slate

Elizabeth Bishop! W.H. Auden! Marianne Moore!... Gore Vidal?
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Apple TV+ Show 'Dickinson' Gains New Cast Members for Season 2

1 month ago   |   Mac Rumors

Apple earlier this year renewed Apple TV + show "Dickinson" for a new season, and now casting for new roles has begun ahead of filming. According to Variety , Finn Jones and...
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Lucy Dawidowicz, the Yiddish Eagle of the Bronx

Lucy Dawidowicz, the Yiddish Eagle of the Bronx

1 month 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 month 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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