Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: America Won’t Take That Away From Us: Growing Up With Yiddish

“What Hitler couldn’t take away from us with his hatred, America won’t take away from us with her goodness.” Elliott Palevsky reflects on why his Holocaust-survivor parents insisted on raising their children in a Yiddish-speaking household in America.

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: 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: 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: 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.