Ep. 145: To celebrate a new all-Yiddish production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ we take a look at the play’s enduring cultural significance, and talk to the actors about learning Yiddish for their roles
Rokhl’s Golden City: A superb new production of Jacob Gordin’s Shakespeare adaptation, a dive into the Yiddish folksong archives of proto-ethnomusicologist Ruth Rubin, and a first farewell drag act
Rokhl’s Golden City: Shakespeare reinvented, Klezmer reimagined, and Yiddish Nobels reframed for Canadian heroes
Clifford Odets’ masterpiece gets a spirited revival in the mamaloshen
A new effort is underway to preserve a fading piece of Lower East Side history
Rokhl’s Golden City: What 1970s sitcom TV and 1920s Yiddish theater have in common
More of the Jewish tradition is vanishing in present conditions of security and prosperity than ever vanished in past conditions of oppression and poverty
Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers a moving tribute to her longtime friend
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.
Caraid O’Brien is a Ulysses performer and Yiddish-theater translator
Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation
A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.