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4th of July Yiddish Music

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The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus (formerly Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC) ‮דער ייִדישער פֿילהאַרמאָנישער כאָר Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor Four Yiddish songs to honor The Fourth of July "Star-Spangled Banner" in Yiddish (with reverse translation back into English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkxCkt-HsHw&list=UUbCGJxhJOEDDlHxZqhp4cgQ&index=22 "America the Beautiful"...

Verter fun der Vokh – Gardening

יעדן פֿרילינג ‮קוקט ער אַרויס אויפֿן פֿאַרזעצן‮ אַ גרינסן־גאָרטן‮. ווען ער גייט אַרויס און‮ זעט דעם מיט ווילדגראָז‮‮ באַוואַקסענעם הוי‮ף זאָגט ער זיך צו‮, אַז הײַיאָר וועט ער - אַפֿילו נאָך‮ מער ווי ס׳פֿריִערדיקע...

April 23, 1900: Joseph Green, renowned Yiddish theater actor, is born

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On April 23, 1900, Joseph Green was born in Poland, who emigrated to the United States in 1924 and became a renowned actor in the Yiddish theater. In 1915, during World War I, he trained...

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...