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Bad to the Bone

Episode 112: Bad Rabbi author Eddy Portnoy and Washington Post religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey

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The Magic Mountain of Yiddish

Jacob Glatstein’s 1930s Yiddish novel ‘Homecoming at Twilight’ foresaw the coming doom

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How to Say ‘Halloween’ in Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: Yiddish vampires, Jewish Magic, Frankenstein, and ‘all those other impotent gods’

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Can Officially Sanctioned Soviet Yiddish Culture Be Cool? Where Are the Queers? And Other Tablet Soviet Week Questions

Rokhl’s Golden City: Jewish Bolsheviks, Yiddish songs, ‘Comrade Stalin,’ and the year that changed the world

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From Radiohead to Klezmer

My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery

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Why Yiddish is Funny

As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler

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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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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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An Up-and-Coming Musical Theater Star’s Crash Course in Yiddish

Or: How to act in a foreign language you don’t speak, while simultaneously singing and dancing

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Call a Cab, Let’s Get Some Bamba: Letters to the Editor

Comments from our readers on Yiddish translations of ‘O Canada,’ Israel’s favorite snack, and driving Mickey Mantle around New York City

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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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Talking Jewish

Episode 94: Discussing the hallmarks and stereotypes of Jewish communication with linguist John McWhorter, host of the Lexicon Valley podcast

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Must-See: 150 People Sing ‘O Canada’ in Yiddish

What a way to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary!

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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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Arkady Gendler, a Paragon of the Yiddish Revival Movement, Dead at 95

Arkady, who lost his entire family in the Holocaust, was a ‘Yiddish rock star’

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The Juice on Jewcy: Mamaloshen for the Win!

On our sister site, a week of Yiddish and young Hasidic love

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National Yiddish Book Center Receives Grant to Further Its Cultural Preservation Efforts

The National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting the organization’s aim to expand its online archives

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Meg Ryan Fakes an Orgasm—in Yiddish

Now we know what some of Hollywood’s most iconic moments would sound like in ‘mameloshn’

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Knesset to Offer Yiddish Course to MKs

Shas MK Ya’akov Margi has initiated language classes in Mughrabi, and now in Yiddish. Soon, a Ladino course will be offered.

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Yiddish and Galas With Mary Tyler Moore

In the ’90s, Mary Tyler Moore and I would socialize and dance the hora at Jewish galas around New York City. We spoke a little Yiddish, too.

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From the Dungeon to the White House—Almost

Jewish dominatrix Tara Indiana is rarely on the bottom—but she was in her presidential race against Donald Trump

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Jewish on Christmas? Sing Along to ‘Yingl Belz.’

The ‘YidLife Crisis’ boys have you covered for all your Christmukkah caroling

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Finding Happiness, Beyond the Evil Eye

After years of worrying about what horrible things might happen, I finally learned to be thankful for the life I’ve got right now

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Nicole Kidman Learns Some Proper Yiddish, Like ‘Pupick’

In the face of what appears to be rising anti-Semitism across the country, leave it to ‘Page Six’ columnist Cindy Adams to bring a smile to my face

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Guilt Trip

This week on Unorthodox, Yiddish maven Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and ‘Bad German’ Tessa Kim

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A Yiddish-English Dictionary for the Ages

A new dictionary co-edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath was created by the might of familial love and the need to keep Yiddish up-to-date

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