Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: The Shvits (shvitz – sauna) at Coney Island

Where did young Jewish men of Brooklyn go to “sweat it off” and “sleep the night away” after a night on the town? The shvits (shvitz – sauna) at Coney Island, of course!

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: “I Grew Up with Some of the Guys in Murder, Inc.”

Arthur Klein, Brooklyn native, discusses what he knew about the Jewish Mafia known as “Murder, Inc.” from when he was young. In particular, he remembers when Abe “Kid Twist” Reles mysteriously died while being held in a hotel during a trial in the 1940s.

Protected: Yiddishland in December: Poetry, Klezmer and Babka in New York

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