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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Historiography of ‘Atlantic Crossing’

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A friend recommended the eight-part PBS Masterpiece series Atlantic Crossing written and directed by Norwegian film maker Alexander Eik. The series favors our human attraction to the cult of monarchy, divine right power, and personal flamboyance that...

While Wall Street Journal highlights the success of Harry Potter in Yiddish, two new...

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  Dos Hoyz in Pu-vinkl (Winnie the Pooh) and Gayve un Forurtl  (Orgullo y Prejuicio) by Jane Austen, which add to the Yiddish bibliography available to young readers and their parents. The first time in Yiddish! Pride...

Netflix Begins Production on Part-Yiddish Series ‘Unorthodox’

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'Deutschland 83' Actress Maria Schrader Set to Direct ROBERT MITCHELL Netflix has announced the start of production on its Yiddish- and English-language German series “Unorthodox,” which is shooting in Berlin. The streaming giant is partnering with “Deutschland...

Book on Local Jewish Stories

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Whether you are new to San Diego are or an old-timer, I think it is always interesting to learn about local places and people.  “Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County, Volume One” is...

“Der Bund in Bilder, 1957-1897” (The Bund in images, 1957-1897), download it and read...

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Jewish labor organizing wasn’t limited to the United States. In 1897, organizers meeting in Minsk founded the Jewish Labor Bund to champion the rights of Jewish workers in Russia and Poland. The movement spread...

Am I small? Bin ikh kleyn?: English-Yiddish: Children’s Picture Book (Bilingual Edition), by Philipp...

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English-Yiddish Bilingual Edition "Am I small?" - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Eventually she finds the surprising answer... By Philipp Winterberg (Author), Nadja Wichmann (Illustrator), Sandra...

New Yiddish Rep: a live evening of readings and performances

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Join us for a live evening of readings and performances. The title for our upcoming zoom live stream is taken from one of the pieces that will be featured during this Wednesday's event. Written by...

New Online Yiddish Dictionary for the New Year! English/Yidish Verterbukh Onlayn

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The groundbreaking online dictionary you have been “sitting on shpilkes” for has finally arrived! The League for Yiddish is thrilled to bring you the "Comprehensive ONLINE English-Yiddish Dictionary", Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath & Paul Glasser, co-editors-in-chief based...

The magic of Kadya Molodwsky’s children’s poetry – now in English

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A new bilingual edition of Kadya Molodowsky’s enchanting Yiddish children’s poetry was recently published in Sweden. Edited and masterfully translated into English by Yaira Singer, “Through an Endless Stretch of Land” makes some of the most...

Seder for a Better World An Activist’s Hagodeh

The Passover seder is an activist’s dream of cultural ritual—a debate with dinner and drinking: an evening for celebrating liberation through cross-generational questioning, story-telling, challenging, and eating— bitter, sweet, salty—accompanied by music and wine. Why is...