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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Beautifully translated for a new generation of devotees of delicious and healthy eating:  a groundbreaking, mouthwatering vegetarian cookbook originally published in Yiddish in pre–World War II Vilna and miraculously rediscovered more than half a century later. In 1938, Fania Lewando, the proprietor of a popular vegetarian restaurant in Vilna, Lithuania, published a Yiddish vegetarian cookbook unlike any that had come...
First rule of screenwriting, whether you are doing a fiction film or a documentary: Without conflict there is no story. Perhaps that is why Jewish-themed movies are so often effective. We are in conflict with someone almost constantly. Not unexpectedly, there are certain schisms within the Jewish world, between Jews and non-Jews but equally between different groupings within Judaism, that...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Platter and the Pot - Both kitchen objects quarrel all the time to try to suggest who is the better one or the more useful one... until they decide to make peace, because it is the best way to live together. http://209.95.38.180/stm/complete/334-8a.mp3 This song is part of the album “Talzi”, Cri-Cri...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Cat - This cat lives happily in a neighborhood he knows well. He never wants to leave as he can describe all its inhabitants  and enjoys to see how the little children that return from school are met by the songs of dogs and chickens.. All the animals of...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Butterfly, Song from poet Beyle Schechter Gottessman; and song from Jewish Folklore, ' Under the little tree'.  The first describes a butterfly jumping from flower to flower and the beauty of this.  The second is a song describing first boys and then girls seating under a tree and confiding little stories...
What was the experience of Roman Jews living in Nazi occupied Rome? The public is invited to a free screening, an adult program, of the award-winning documentary film Oro Macht Frei (Gold Will Set You Free), Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street, Toms...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Mouse - A mouse got into the house of another and makes believe he is the boss. The owner is uncomfortable to have him as a neighbor, sharing all his food and space. But the mouse confesses that he is really afraid to live outdoors in the field. http://209.95.38.180/stm/complete/334-10a.mp3 This song...

Review: ‘Bad Jews’ will make you laugh, cringe and think

How fitting that the Actors’ Warehouse would select “Bad Jews” as the first offering in its classy new venue — a former church on Northeast First Street that has long since been repurposed from house of worship to more or less secular pursuits. If you approach the title of Joshua Harmon’s dark comedy with some trepidation, rest assured, you will...
A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Telephone - Mixing classical  music with  the melody of Soler's song, a fox mommy is described as a very homey busy- body doing everything at home. That day however, her telephone is interrupting her non-stop and very irritatingly she must leave her chores. At the end, she hears a...
בערל ווײַסבראָטס באַשרײַבערישע גראַמאַטיק פֿון דער הײַנטיקער ייִדיש-שפּראַך איז אַ גרונטיקע אַרבעט, וואָס נעמט אַרײַן אַלע אַספּעקטן פֿון מאַמע-לשון — ווי עס האָט זיך אויסקריסטאַליזירט אין מיזרח-אייראָפּע פֿאַרן חורבן, דער הויפּט-ליטעראַריש ייִדיש — אָבער ער ברענגט אויך פֿאַקטן וועגן גערעדטן ייִדיש בכלל און וועגן די דיאַלעקטן, בפֿרט. דער מחבר איז נישט קיין פּנים-חדשות אין דער ייִדישער שפּראַכפֿאָרשונג — ער...

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