Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: I Remember the Great Depression

With the stocks in the news so much this week, we couldn’t help but think of this clip from Arthur Klein, z”l, about his memories of the Great Depression.

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Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Malka Heifetz Tussman: A Yiddish Poet, Mentor, & Friend

Kathryn Hellerstein fondly remembers her weekly tutoring sessions with Yiddish poet Malka Heifetz Tussman and the friendship that grew between them.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: America Won’t Take That Away From Us: Growing Up With Yiddish

“What Hitler couldn’t take away from us with his hatred, America won’t take away from us with her goodness.” Elliott Palevsky reflects on why his Holocaust-survivor parents insisted on raising their children in a Yiddish-speaking household in America.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Theo Bikel, z”l, on Why He Performed Yiddish Music

We are mourning the loss of Theodore (Theo) Bikel, z”l – actor, musician, and activist who entertained and inspired a generation – who passed away last month. Here he reflects (in Yiddish) on what inspired him to start performing Yiddish music.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Being a “Kitchen Jew” is Authentic to Me

Lynn Yanis reflects on how she authentically expresses her Jewish identity – in the kitchen.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Why Go to a Klezmer Concert?

Michael Winograd, whose band Yiddish Art Trio plays this week at the Yiddish Book Center’s Yidstock 2015: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, reflects on why people go to see live music – even when money is tight.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: A Stint on a Yiddish Soap Opera

Paul Berg remembers his burgeoning career as a child actor on a Yiddish soap opera and doing stand-up comedy in the Catskills – and why his parents put an end to it.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: An Appreciation for America, as a Jewish Immigrant

Lekoved (in honor of) the Fourth of July (U.S. Independence Day), Arnold Friedmann reflects on his appreciation for America as a Jewish immigrant.