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This Hot Yiddish Play Featured Broadway’s First Lesbian Kiss

By On March 20, 2017

When God of Vengeance first premiered in English on Broadway in 1923, the entire cast was brought to court on charges of indecency for featuring a lesbian kiss—a Broadway first. The prolific… Read More


The Berlin Group Reviving Yiddish Music Lost in the Holocaust

By On January 27, 2017

The year was 1935, and Willy Rosen – a popular Jewish cabaret singer in Berlin – was performing a fun new song called, “At the Golden Snail Inn,” which he recorded in… Read More


NYC’s Radical Yiddish Puppets Are Back

By On October 26, 2016

  Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler met almost a century ago, but their puppets are making sure their legacy continues. Maud and Cutler were both Jews who’d fled Eastern Europe for New… Read More

Yiddish Theater Takes the Web!

Yiddish Theater Takes the Web

By On January 12, 2015

Want to know about Yiddish theatre in Cairo? What about Buenos Aires, or the more familiar territory of New York’s Lower East Side? Good news: In these times of freezing temperatures and… Read More

Two Young Montrealers and Their YidLife Crisis

Two Young Jews and Their YidLife Crisis

By On September 23, 2014

  YidLife Crisis, a new web series, begins with not-your-average MPAA warning: “The following contains references to adult situations and coarse language. In Yiddish.” Adult situations may include: eating treyf in the form of Montrealish… Read More

The 20th-Century Judge Judy of the Yiddish Radio

The 20th-Century Judge Judy of the Yiddish Radio

By On September 19, 2014

Between the late 1930s and 1956, if you were a Jewish immigrant on the Lower East Side and had a problem with your mother-in-law, your kosher meat, or your mattress, there was no need to… Read More


“Godot” Goes Yiddish

By On October 8, 2013

If you thought Waiting for Godot was weird in English, try watching it in Yiddish. And thanks to a partnership between the New Yiddish Rep and the Castillo Theatre, now you can. Godot seems perfectly at home… Read More


How Do You Say “Cooking Show” in Yiddish?

By On April 24, 2013

Julia Child had her glass of wine, Emeril famously “kicks it up a notch,” and viewers across Britain wish Jamie Oliver actually was a naked chef. Every great cooking show has a hook, and Est… Read More


Is “Tuches” in the Dictionary?

By On December 13, 2012

The word “tuches” does not appear anywhere in Uriel Weinreich’s Modern English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English Dictionary (1968).  Even though Weinreich’s is one of the most beloved and relied-upon Yiddish-English dictionaries around, the revered linguist was perhaps… Read More


Yiddish Goes Digital

By On December 12, 2012

Despite the surge of interest in Yiddish and Yiddish culture—through institutions like the Yiddish Book Center, and programs such as immersion retreats, academic summer courses, and even Yiddish farming—it would still take thousands more Yiddish speakers… Read More