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.

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Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: On Parallelograms and Non-Jews Studying Yiddish

Yiddish student Sarah Ramsay Leimenstoll reflects on the reasons non-Jewish students like herself are drawn to Jewish studies.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Benjamin Harshav, z”l, Remembers Collecting Folklore in the Markets in Vilna

Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav, z”l, remembers the market in Vilna, where he grew up in the 1930s. He passed away last week. May his memory be a blessing.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Negotiating Chinese, Jewish, and American Values

Lekoved (in honor of) Chinese New Year, Yiddish student Mei Li Isaacson reflects on how she’s negotiated her Chinese, Jewish, and American values.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Project in Former Soviet Union

Adrienne Cooper, z”l, the beloved Yiddish diva and mentor, remembers a meaningful project teaching Yiddish song in the former Soviet Union. Adrienne’s yortsayt is December 25th – may her memory be a blessing.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Bente Kahan Sings the Yiddish Song that Reminds Her Most of Her Father

As families have gathered around the U.S. for Thanksgiving, hear Norwegian Jewish artist Bente Kahan sing the Yiddish song that reminds her most of her father.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: “The Holocaust Is Not the Inevitable Outcome of the History of the Polish Jews”

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimlett, curator of the newly-opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews, discusses how the museum works to strike a balance in presenting the 1000-year history of Jews in Poland.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: My Mother Went On A Hunger Strike to Go to School

As so many kids around the world may be dragging their feet as they go back to school this week, Emile Karafiol tells of his mother’s going on a hunger strike to be allowed to go to school.