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yiddish covers


This Yiddish Version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” Will Move You to Tears

By On November 11, 2016

Yesterday, an already shaken world learned that our foundations had shifted even more than we knew. Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died at age 82. Before the news even came out, a new,… Read More

Uncle Tom's Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish, With Jewish Slaves

By On April 1, 2016

Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Yiddish: sounds crazy, no? But across 19th-century Russia and eastern Europe, Jews eagerly devoured Russian Jewish writer Isaac Meir Dik’s (1807-1893) Yiddish version of the antislavery classic. Dik’s… Read More

Pop Sensation Lorde in a Gorgeous Yiddish Rendition

Pop Sensation Lorde, Now in Yiddish

By On May 26, 2015

Do you wish pop star Lorde would lay down a track in Yiddish already? Well, the next best thing just happened. The Technicalities, an Israeli husband-and-wife Yiddish music duo in their early… Read More

Finally! Seinfeld in Yiddish.

Finally! Seinfeld in Yiddish

By On October 6, 2014

The trademark bass-slapping is at first replaced with the opening bars of “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof, but otherwise it looks like any other Seinfeld re-run – until Jerry and Elaine open their mouths and… Read More

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A Yiddish Poet’s Musical Second Wind

By On January 13, 2014

When composer Benjy Fox-Rosen was a kid, his grandmother sang him the songs of her favorite Yiddish poet, Mordechai Gebirtig (1877-1942). “Wait a little longer, dear,” goes one of the Krakow songwriter’s most famous songs, “Reyzele.” But she… Read More


The Original Yiddish Girl Band

By On August 23, 2013

A girl group that got its start on a local radio show, and eventually made it big, appearing on late-night talk shows, and touring all over the world. The Spice Girls? The… Read More