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: 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: 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.

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: On the Future of Jewish Identity and Creativity

What will Jewish identity mean to coming generations? Larry Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, believes that “creativity is the key,” with musicians and other artists playing a key role.

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: On the Spot, He Decided to Marry Her Six Children and All

Lekoved (in honor of) the not-so-Jewish holiday of Valentine’s Day, Debra’s favorite story of how her great-grandmother’s beauty found her an adoring husband.

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: “With That Gift Comes Responsibility”: Reflections on the Importance of Yiddish

Aron Gonshor, drawing on his experience as an actor in the Montreal-based Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre, reflects on the Yiddish legacy and its transmission to the next generation and speaks about the importance of furthering the legacy in any way that one can.