Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Cantors at High Holiday Services in Pre-WWII Warsaw’s Great Synagogue

leshone toyve (to a good year)! Henryk Robak remembers the cantors who sung at High Holiday services at the Great Synagogue of Warsaw, where he spent his childhood before World War Two.

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: Helping My Grandmother Prepare for Passover

Jews around the world are preparing for Passover, which begins tonight at sundown. David Schorr fondly recalls how he used to help his grandmother clean before the holiday.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: The First Purim After the Holocaust

Zol zayn purim! (Let it be Purim!) Leo Weitzman remembers how the yontef (holiday) was celebrated in a displaced persons’ camp for the first time after the Holocaust.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: “The only Jew in a college library.”

What’s a bar mitzvah? What are the High Holidays? Elaine Trehub reflects on what it was like for her to answer these and other questions as the only Jewish person working at a college library.