In this bonus episode, we visit the archives of A Bintel Brief, listening to the questions of Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants and first generation Americans. These letters written to The Forward‘s advice column offer a glimpse into the anxieties and aspirations of Eastern European Jews in early 20th century New York City.
A special thanks to everyone that made this episode possible.
Jordan Gass-Poore’ is an investigative journalist and podcast producer who is the co-founder of Local Switchboard NYC, a women-led local news podcast covering New York City’s five boroughs.
Elena Raphael is a psychotherapist and life coach.
Jared Zeidman is an Assistant Coach for the Canisius College Women’s Basketball Team.
Lee Zeidman is a strategic and crisis communications expert at 3D Communications. Not only that, he is Jared’s father.
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