Rokhl’s Golden City: ‘Canada First’ ideology in non-sappy immigrant-tale theater, an invisible feminist in Toronto, an Easter Egg revealed in ‘Futurama,’ and other dispatches from the orbiting Yiddish cosmos
Get to know the holiday’s most under-rated term, which, strangely, has to do with not eating matzah
What’s the difference between a hound and a human? Just ask the mamaloshen.
Rokhl’s Golden City: Eritrean detainees read Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the mother tongue meets the mother-land
We all know the word, but do we use it correctly?
The perfect idiom for our time involves a practice now long gone
From Tolstoy to ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ a mysterious Yiddish drink intrigues. But what’s in its name?
Rokhl’s Golden City: Traveling in the land of living ghosts
Today on Jewcy: A secular artist directs a Hasidic, Yiddish film.
The strange and inspiring history of “Mir Velen Zei Iberleben,” or “We Will Outlive Them”
Rokhl’s Golden City: Plans for the ‘day of immense goyish significance,’ and other klezmatic holiday delights
Golden City: Support #derkegnshtel and don’t be a seks farbrekher
The café as ‘safe space’ in interwar Vienna, in David Fogel’s Hebrew classic, ‘Married Life’
Rokhl’s Golden City: Why Yiddish culture, alive and well, needs small but reliable financial support, not saving
Episode 112: Bad Rabbi author Eddy Portnoy and Washington Post religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Jacob Glatstein’s 1930s Yiddish novel ‘Homecoming at Twilight’ foresaw the coming doom
Rokhl’s Golden City: Yiddish vampires, Jewish Magic, Frankenstein, and ‘all those other impotent gods’
Rokhl’s Golden City: Jewish Bolsheviks, Yiddish songs, ‘Comrade Stalin,’ and the year that changed the world
My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery
As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler
Rokhl’s Golden City: New Yiddish Rep’s version of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, and a trombonist extraordinaire at KlezKanada
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.
Rokhl’s Golden City: The ethnographic impulse in Joshua Z. Weinstein’s ‘must-see’ film, Menashe
Rokhl’s Golden City: Irving Penn, Florine Stettheimer, the late, great Uriel Weinreich, and the fragile continuity of Yiddish culture
Or: How to act in a foreign language you don’t speak, while simultaneously singing and dancing
Comments from our readers on Yiddish translations of ‘O Canada,’ Israel’s favorite snack, and driving Mickey Mantle around New York City
Rokhl’s Golden City: What decomposing unearthed silent-film stock has to say to Yiddishists
Rokhl’s Golden City: Bringing Yiddish children to life, while 1970s New York drops dead
Episode 94: Discussing the hallmarks and stereotypes of Jewish communication with linguist John McWhorter, host of the Lexicon Valley podcast
What a way to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary!