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A Universal Jewishness

More of the Jewish tradition is vanishing in present conditions of security and prosperity than ever vanished in past conditions of oppression and poverty

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy’s Wise Jewish Soul

Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers a moving tribute to her longtime friend

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Fyvush Finkel: A Charming Conversation With a Longtime Serious Mensch

As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet

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Jan Kott Would Have Loved ‘Waiting for Godot’ in Yiddish. No, He Didn’t Speak Yiddish.

I was reminded of the Polish critic and Shakespeare scholar at the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Beckett’s masterpiece

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The Riches of Rags

A revival of Yiddish poet H. Leivick’s play reveals a genius at the center of a turn-of-the-century literary scene

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A Serious Mensch

Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.

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Fyvush Finkel Has No Use for Trayf

Your Vox Tablet preview

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Yiddish Troupe Battle Royale

Two Jewish theater companies, three opinions

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Yiddish Theater World Mourns Late Star

Mina Bern remembered for her talent, killer chicken soup

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Daybreak: Silicon Valley, Israel

Plus we welcome our robotic Israeli overlords, and more in the news

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Today in Tablet

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

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The Ventriloquist

How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish

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Not Dead Yet

Yiddish theater, long eulogized, is celebrated at a Montreal festival

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Bloomsday Meets Second Avenue

Caraid O’Brien is a Ulysses performer and Yiddish-theater translator

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Center Stage

Molly Picon’s scrapbooks bring back memories

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Staged Rebellion

Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation

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Possessed

A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.

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Crossover Stars

The flamboyant pioneers of New York’s Yiddish theater crossed continents, genders, and coasts

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Second Stage

The Diaspora Drama Group tries to revive Yiddish theater

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Preservation Squall

The Milken Archive is trying to capture American Jewish music, but the first CDs raise doubts as to whether it can properly be called archival