yiddish

The Swing Dance Orchestra
The Yiddish song that kicked off the Swing Era is due for a comeback

Hitler’s Germany was obsessed with “Bei Mir Bist du Schön” (“To Me You Are Beautiful”), the 1937 song that catalyzed the era of Yiddish swing.

By ARIELLA KAPLAN/JTA
16/07/2020
How this iconic Yiddish song became an anthem for Black Americans

Sandler's composition was adopted by various Jewish artists, but it wasn't until Black Jewish musician Willie “The Lion” Smith covered the song in the 1920s, that it became a widespread phenomenon.

By ARIELLA KAPLAN/JTA
22/06/2020
Yiddish land revisited
These 10 Yiddish words will get you through quarantine

Why not spend part of your “free time” at home brushing up on some of your bubbe and zayde’s favorite Yiddish words?

By ELLEN SCOLNIC , JOYCE EISENBERG
22/05/2020
Jewish Museum in Moscow
Tuesday afternoons learning Yiddish with Chava in Arnona

Chava was born and raised in Mexico in a Yiddish-speaking home.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
06/04/2020
Where has the Yiddish gone?

Reflections on Holocaust remembrance.

By SHMULIK ATZMON
04/03/2020
Joint List sets off election campaign in Yiddish, Russian, Amharic

The anti-Zionist party decided to join forces with minorities within Israel's Jewish population.

By LEON SVERDLOV
16/02/2020
Yiddish translation of 'Harry Potter' sells out in only 48 hours

Such success of a Yiddish publication is unprecedented, as few if any Yiddish books published outside the hassidic sector sell 1,000 in the span of a year.

11/02/2020
'Harry Potter' series receives official Yiddish translation

Translated by an Indian-American Orthodox Jew and published in Sweden, the story behind the translation is fascinating in its own right

09/02/2020
Nicole Kidman
Who, exactly, is a yenta these days?

While yentas vary widely in age, they appear to be less diverse in gender.

By FLORINA RODOV/JTA
05/02/2020
Itzig Manger
Celebrating Jewish poems teaching us about Jewish life

Those poems, including those written by Itzik Manger, remind us of what Jews did before 1939, how in spite of hardship, deserted by almost all, they lived, strove, created and gave.

Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use