Voices from the Archives: The Ornate Portal

Voices from the Archives: The Ornate Portal

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the poem Manhattan Bridge, written by the Yiddish poet Leyeles. The poem is read by Marc Caplan and Josh Friedman.

A special thanks to everyone that made this episode possible.

Marc Caplan is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and author of How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms and Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism.

Josh Friedman is a member of the band DATCHA and the creator of the podcast, Art and Life and Shit.

Joy and Conversation is hosted by Dan Osborn

Music supervision, editing mixing, and mastering by Nico Rivers

Graphics and Klezmer theme song by Alec Hutson

Website design by Jakob Lazzaro

This episode featured music from the klezmer group, Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band, thanks to Abigale Reisman.

  • Doina for Duke
  • Fiddler’s Sirba
  • Abigale’s Hora
  • Johannes Khosidl
  • Nat’s Nign

Episode photo by Dan Osborn