Rokhl Kafrissen is a New York-based cultural critic and playwright.
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Citizens Transformed Into Raging Animals, in Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: New Yiddish Rep’s version of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, and a trombonist extraordinaire at KlezKanada

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Yiddish on the Beach

Rokhl’s Golden City: A day in Coney Island

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Summer in the Golden City

Rokhl’s Golden City: Get out while you still can. Hit the Yiddish hills, escape into ’80s TV (when Russians were Russians and women wrestled), or just flee to Canada.

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Yiddish Mumblecore

Rokhl’s Golden City: The ethnographic impulse in Joshua Z. Weinstein’s ‘must-see’ film, Menashe

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Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Rokhl’s Golden City: Irving Penn, Florine Stettheimer, the late, great Uriel Weinreich, and the fragile continuity of Yiddish culture

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‘All-of-a-Kind Family,’ Time Travel, and Frozen in Time

Rokhl’s Golden City: What decomposing unearthed silent-film stock has to say to Yiddishists

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Remembering Homework

Rokhl’s Golden City: Bringing Yiddish children to life, while 1970s New York drops dead

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Barney Miller and ‘God of Vengeance’

Rokhl’s Golden City: What 1970s sitcom TV and 1920s Yiddish theater have in common

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Rokhl’s Golden City: ‘Yentl’ and ‘Painted Bird’ Edition

In this week’s Yiddish-inflected culture guide, Babs and other sort-of-prohibited, cross-dressing, cross-cultural encounters

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Rokhl’s Golden City

Tablet’s new kinda-sorta-weekly column brings you diaspora culture with a Yiddish twist

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