Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Warsaw Ghetto Commemoration at Camp Hemshekh

Seventy-two years ago, on July 28th, 1942, occupants of the Warsaw Jewish ghetto organized an armed resistance, eventually leading to an uprising almost a year later. Hear Moishe Rosenfeld recall how they used to commemorate the historic date at Camp Hemshekh, a socialist Yiddishist summer camp.


Daniel Kahn, Singer-Songwriter, On Discovering Yiddish

In honor of Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music currently on at the Yiddish Book Center, singer/songwriter Daniel Kahn reflects on his discovery of and feelings about Yiddish.

Shimon Alperovitch, z”l, 1928-2014

Shimon Alperovitch z''l

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,