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New Yiddish theater, an old synagogue, and the week’s haftorah

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Today in Tablet Magazine, Marissa Brostoff profiles Shane Baker, a latter-day vaudevillian whose one-man show, The Big Bupkis (opening tonight!), chronicles how this Kansas City Episcopalian became one of today’s foremost practitioners of Yiddish theater. Allison Hoffman travels to New Haven, Conn.’s little-used Orchard Street synagogue and to a nearby space where artists have created works inspired by the shul’s one-time glory. This week’s haftorah, about the prophet Obadiah, puts Liel Leibovitz in mind of the German novella Michael Kohlhaas, another tale of a man on a futile quest for justice. Justice may be elusive, but consult The Scroll all day for hints.

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New Yiddish theater, an old synagogue, and the week’s haftorah

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