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On the Other Side

Moishe Nadir wrote Yiddish stories for American audiences—on deadline

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In the Palm of His Hand

A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant

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Egg Creams and Egg Rolls, By Any Other Name

What else could New York’s Eldridge Street Synagogue call a celebration of its Chinatown neighborhood?

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A Jewel of a Shul

An elegant history of a Lower East Side landmark

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Before the Exodus

A tour of Streit’s matzo factory, while it’s still in the neighborhood

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A Wanderer in the Desert

How a tubercular shoemaker became a great Yiddish poet

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Rise and Shine

What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?

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Staged Rebellion

Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation

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Gertel’s Last Stand

After 90 years, a Lower East Side institution shut its doors

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Mmmm, Fruit Slices

An audio tour of a well-worn candy store on the Lower East Side

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Radical Roots

Why the Yiddish workers’ movement was an American phenomenon

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Family Affair

How a faraway girlhood became part of my own

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Block Buster

Jonathan Rosen talks about the tortured vision of Henry Roth. With a reading from Call It Sleep.

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