Lekoved (in honor of) Yiddish writer Sholem Asch’s 57th yortsayt (July 10, 1957), his great-grandson David Mazower reflects on Asch’s modern and somtimes controversial work.
I am sad to pass on the news that one of our narrators passed away today. Shimon Alperovitch (Simonas Alperavičius), long-time president of the Jewish Community in Vilnius, Lithuania, had a strong, gentle presence when I interviewed him in August, 2012.
Watch the full interview, in Yiddish, here.
May his memory be for a blessing,
Leon Feinberg, Yiddish journalist and Norman’s father, was close friends with Chagall, who at one point offered one of his paintings as a gift. Norman, professor of music history, explains that Leon came from the same town in Eastern Europe as Paul Muni and Marc Chagall.