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Friday, July 23, 2021

Verter fun der Vokh – Earth Day

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דער‮ יע֜רלעכער טאָג פֿון דער ערד‮ העלפֿט שטאַרקן די ווי֜סיקייט פֿון סבֿיבֿה־ענינים‮, און איז שוין דערמי֜ט‮ געוואָ֜רן אַ פּאָפּולע֜רע‮ צײַט אַז דער בריי֜טער עולם זאָל‮ זיך צונוי֜פֿזאַמלען און אוי֜פֿהייבן דאָס מיסט‮‮, פֿאַרזע֜צן ביי֜מער אָדער‮‮‮...

On 78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Gathering

Each April 19th, we gather at the stone in the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park to mark the anniversary of the single greatest instance of Jewish armed resistance to the Holocaust with...

“Partizaner-himen” (Partisans’ Hymn) or “Zog nit keyn mol,” performed by The JPPC

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Lyrics: Hirsh Glik (1922-1944) Melody: Dmitry Pokrass (1899-1978) Musical arrangement: Binyumen Schaechter (2018) Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus דער ייִדישער פֿילהאַרמאָנישער כאָר (formerly Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC) Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor בנימין שעכטער, דיריגענט Seth Weinstein, pianist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBdTnthBw2o

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past...

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12 (1996): 55-77 These Zydki, wooden figurines of traditionaal Polish Jews, come in...

Jacob Sandler, “Mayn Erster Tango” — מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ

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Mayn Ershter Tango -- מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ Recording: On album: S-027(a) (Jacob Sandler Mayn Erster Tango -- מײַן ערשטער טאַנגאָ) Track ID: 9845 Author/Composer/Artist Sandler, Jacob -- סאַנדלער, יעקבֿ First line: Mayn ershtn tango mit dir, vel ikh in...

Traditional passover songs for listening, singing and enjoying!

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The Maccabeats - Dayenu - Passover - דיינו Music video for “Dayenu," a multi-genre twist on the classic Passover Seder song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZgDNPGZ9Sg&list=RDCZgDNPGZ9Sg&start_radio=1 Gad Elbaz - Ma Nishtana גד אלבז - מה נשתנה https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1rH7rYuZQE Prayer-eoke: The Four Questions (Mah Nishtana...)...

Verter fun der Vokh – Daylight Savings Time

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Supporters of daylight saving time (DST) argue that it saves energy, promotes outdoor activity on summer evenings, and is, therefore, good for both physical and psychological health, reduces traffic accidents and crime, and is...

Verter fun der Vokh – International Women’s Day

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אַ‮ פֿרײלעכן‮ אינטערנאַציאָנאַלן‮ פֿרויענטאָג!‮ Happy International Women's Day! Today the world honors the achievements of women, who are leaders in the movements for social justice, climate change and equality in all parts of the world. Women...

March 4, 1910: Yiddish playwright Moshe Horowitz died

Moshe Ish HaLevy was born on 27 February in Stanislawow, Eastern Galicia to an orthodox family who were followers of the Gaon Hshl"kh. He studied with Rabbi Meshulam Horowitz and later in a house of...

STM, what we think, what we want, by Theodore Bikel

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STM, what we think, what we want as expressed by Theodore Bikel in an interview with Miri Koral, founding director of The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language (CIYCL). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9nDdGANeyg Spotlight Series: Theodore Bikel Theodore Bikel...