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Yom Kippur 5780, music and memory

In just a little while, the notes of Kol Nidre will start playing, that melody that moves the one who knows its meaning as much as the one who knows nothing about it. Theodor...

“My shvester Jaye” by Binem Heller, recited by Hadassa Kestin and performed by dozens...

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My shvester Jaye, by Binem Heller read by Hadassa Kestin. A mixture with its reading and its translation for your benefit, since not everyone has a poem written for a cousin that they have never...

בת הים הכשרה ~ The Kosher Mermaid

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דיסני ביידיש? הו כן! לכבוד ראש השנה צללתי למעמקים בעקבות המאכלים היהודיים הכשרים (ואלו ש...פחות) והגעתי למסקנה מעניינת! לובסטר או גפילטע פיש? צמחונים? חכו לזה :) Disney in... Yiddish? YO! In honor of ROSH...
Eden Alene, winner of the reality show “The Next Star to Eurovision,” during finals in Neve Ilan studio near Jerusalem on Feb. 4, 2020. Photo by Shlomi Cohen/Flash90.

Eden Alene reveals song she plans to sing to represent Israel in Eurovision 2020

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Eden Alene, the Israeli teen selected to represent Israel in the Eurovision international song contest this year, unveiled the track she plans to sing in the competition on May 16 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The song is titled...
Dr. James E. Shaw, member of the Panel of Experts of the L. A. Superior Court, serves as an expert witness and trial consultant, and works with the Indigent Criminal Defense Attorneys (ICDA) and the County Public Defender.

NPR Report on Jews Inspires Black American to Write “My Chanukah”

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Psychology doctoral programs professor (for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) James E. Shaw, Ph.D., says he was "driven to action to write 'My Chanukah' by a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast which I initially considered...

Hot Pstromi’s first concert as the full band since sequestration due to Covid-19

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JFest hosts national stars for a musical celebration that glances back and looks ahead. This year’s Summit celebrates klezmer, Yiddish, jazz, world music and songs of social justice, with a special tribute to the...

Nathan is top-Gunn in his one-man show

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Nathan Gunn is one of America’s greatest and most versatile baritones, as he amply proves in the HersheyFelder produced and directed one-man show, Nathan Gunn, Flying Solo, A Musical Story about Family, Love, and the...

“Zog Nit Keynmol,” performed by The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus

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Zog Nit Keynmol Az du Gueist Dem Letztn Veg… Never say that you are walking on your last road… With these words starts the song written by Hirsh Glick in the Vilna Forest for the Partisans. With time, the...

Yiddisher Black cantors from 100 years ago rediscovered thanks to rare recording

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Early 1920s newspaper ads for the blockbuster New York Yiddish stage shows Dos Khupe Kleyd (The Wedding Dress) and Yente Telebende (Loquacious Battle‐Ax), featured a Black artist among the spotlighted performers. This was Thomas LaRue, a Yiddish-speaking singer widely...

Kirk Douglas Receives Lifetime Achievement Award | Sings Yiddish | 2002

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Celebrating the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre and 100 Years of Yiddish Theatre Presented by: Governor and Mrs. George E. Pataki, The State of New York With: Jewish Community Relations Council of New York Master of Ceremonies: Eli Wallach Lifetime...