Yiddish

Honik Un Di Kinder

In this episode, we speak to Miriam Udel, Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Emory University and editor and translator of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature. Miriam discusses the project of Yiddish children’s literature, explaining the political ideas and questions of identity circulating in these texts. Learn…

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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…

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A Politics by Other Means

In this episode, we speak with Marc Caplan about Yiddish literature. Marc is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and the author of How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms and Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism. Marc talks about the processes of modernization…

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Voices from the Archives: A Bintel Brief

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…

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A Bundle of Letters

In this episode, we speak with Ginna Green, Lynn Harris, and Chana Pollack about the newest iteration of A Bintel Brief. Originally an advice column in The Jewish Daily Forward, A Bintel Brief has been reimagined for the 21st century as a podcast, pairing humor and heart. Ginna and Lynn discuss what it is like…

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