The 'Yiddish Voice' Podcast

The 'Yiddish Voice' Podcast

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דאָס ייִדישע קול, ראַדיאָ פּראָגראַם און פּאָדקאַסט אויף ייִדיש


Arele Viswanath, Yiddish ‘Harry Potter’ Translator
May 7 • 59 min
This week’s Yiddish Voice presents an interview, in Yiddish, with the creator of the recently published Yiddish translation of the first of theHarry Potter book series, Arun (“Arele”) Viswanath (אַרעלע ווישוואַנאַט). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s…
Esti Shnek, Michoel Felsenbaum, Miriam Trinh: 72nd Yom Haatzmaut Amid COVID-19
Apr 29 • 61 min
Thanks to tonight’s wonderful guests! They were all recorded on Wed Apr 29 2020, during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, during the day of Yom Haatzmaut in USA and Motzei (night after) Yom Haatzmaut in Israel. יום העצמאות בשעת דער מגפֿה Yom Haatzmaut Amid…
Yom HaShoah: Zoli Langer (new), Rokhl Zicherman (repeat)
Apr 24 • 61 min
To mark this year’s Yom HaShoah and the 75th anniversary since liberation we hear from two survivors: Zoli Langer, who lives in Los Angeles, was born in 1927 in Minai, a village near the small town of Užhorod, Czechoslovakia, (now Ukraine). He, his…
Shvii and Acharon Shal Pesach - Amid COVID-19
Apr 15 • 62 min
Happy Passover and thanks to friends, participants, and sponsors of this show: Israel Book Shop https://www.israelbookshop.com/ (Eli Dovek recorded Mar 28 2007) The Butcherie https://www.butcherie.com/ (Max Gelerman ז״ל recorded Mar 28 2007) Cheryl Ann’s…
Pesach Amid COVID-19
Apr 8 • 63 min
Happy Passover! א כשרן און געזונטן פסח! Happy Passover and thanks to friends, participants, and sponsors of this show: Israel Book Shop https://www.israelbookshop.com/ (Eli Dovek recorded Mar 28 2007) The Butcherie https://www.butcherie.com/ (Max Gelerman…
Full Interview – COVID-19 with Jake Turx, Yosef Rapaport BONUS PODCAST
Apr 1 • 51 min
COVID-19: a roundtable discussion of the novel coronavirus, aka “Covid-19”, with special guests Jake Turx, @JakeTurx on Twitter and Whitehouse correspondent for Ami Magazine (http://www.amimagazine.org); and Yosef Rapaport, @YosefRapaport on Twitter and…
COVID-19 with Jake Turx, Yosef Rapaport; and Eli Rosen, ‘Unorthodox’ Yiddish Actor & Consultant
Apr 1 • 61 min
Happy Passover! א כשרן און געזונטן פסח! Hear ads/greetings from our sponsors Israel Book Shop, The Butcherie, Cheryl Ann’s Bakery — Thanks to our sponsors! And hear from friends of the show, both near and far, Izzy Arbeiter, Motl Murstein, Leye (Shporrer)…
COVID-19 with Avremi Zaks; Author: Elissa Bemporad (cont.); Eli Rosen, Unorthodox’s Yiddish Consultant
Mar 26 • 59 min
We present discussions on three timely topics, all in Yiddish: (1) COVID-19: a roundtable discussion of the novel coronavirus, aka “Covid-19”, with special guests Avremi Zaks, the host and producer of the Israeli Yiddish radio show Kan Yiddish (info on…
COVID-19 with Berger, Schaechter; Plus: Author: Elissa Bemporad
Mar 19 • 60 min
We present discussions of two important and interesting topics, all in Yiddish: (1) COVID-19: a live roundtable discussion of the novel coronavirus, aka “Covid-19”, featuring special guests: Dr. Zackary (Sholem) Berger, who teaches at Johns Hopkins…
Purim - Best of, with Hollender, Friedman, Wex, Lebovits, Post, Glasser
Mar 6 • 60 min
Happy Purim! אַ פֿריילעכן פּורים! Highlights from past Yiddish Voice shows for Purim: Moyshe Hollender ע׳׳ה - sings Kiddush far Purim (recorded and first aired 2016) Martele Friedman צו לאַנגע יאָר singsTomer Her Ikh Muzik Shpiln, with words and music by…
Benny Mer, Kolya Borodulin
Feb 14 • 59 min
Today’s guests: Benny Mer, author of recent book, written in Hebrew, Smocza: A Biography of a Jewish Street in Warsaw (סמוצ׳ה: ביאגרפיה של רחוב יהודי בוורשה, בני מר https://www.magnespress.co.il/en/book/Smocza-4170) Kolya Borodulin, Director of Yiddish…
Auschwitz 75: Martele Friedman, Dovid Lenga, Izzy Arbeiter
Jan 23 • 59 min
This week we observe Holocaust Rememberance Day as well as the 75-year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, by hearing from three survivors of Auschwitz. Historian and Yiddish Voice cohost Sholem Beinfeld provides…
Avrom Sutzkever’s 10th Yahrtzeit with Beinfeld & Fein; Christa Whitney on Beyle Film
Jan 16 • 60 min
In honor of Avrom Sutzkever’s 10th Yahrtzeit: Richard Fein and Sholem Beinfeld read from and discuss the book The Full Pomegranate: Poems of Avrom Sutzkever (SUNY Press, 2019), which presents Sutzkever’s poems with Fein’s English translations. Remarks on…
Rav Moshe Kesselman - Hanukkah
Dec 26, 2019 • 60 min
Happy Hanukkah!אַ פֿריילעכן ליכטיקן חנוכּה Interview with Rav Moshe Kesselman, rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefila in Los Angeles. From our archive: חנוכּה greetings from current Yiddish Voice participants and supporters, tsu lange yor, Dovid Braun,…
Motl Didner, Berish Goldstein
Dec 18, 2019 • 59 min
Interview with Motl Didner, Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Director of The Sorceress (די כּישוף־מאַכערין), and Associate Director and Dialect Coach for the smash-hit production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (פֿידלער…
Josh Waletzky, Dovid Braun on Yiddish New York; Meet Harry Schneider, a Child Holocaust Survivor
Dec 11, 2019 • 59 min
Yiddish New York preliminary events start this week, and our first two guests are here to talk about it! Josh Waletzky is on the organizing committee of Yiddish New York and is leading many sessions. He is a leading contemporary Yiddish songwriter and an…
Nechama Netali-Gonen
Dec 5, 2019 • 60 min
Nechama Netali-Gonen talks about her childhood, first as a happy child in the city of Khelm (Chełm in Polish), and then about her family’s perilous survival and escape from the Holocaust in Poland, and their eventual settlement in wartime Soviet Union.…
Dovid Katz , Esther Kampler
Nov 13, 2019 • 60 min
Dovid Katz talks about the Ukraine scandal from a Jewish and human rights perspective. Katz edits the web journal Defending History (www.DefendingHistory.com), which counters the Eastern European movement to obfuscate, without denying, the Holocaust. An…
Best of Succos: Itzchak Kin, Myer Loketch z”l, Miriam Libenson z”l (Repeat)
Oct 10, 2019 • 61 min
NOTE: essentially a repeat of Oct. 4, 2017, and Oct 11, 2017, with host intro by host Mark David and Cafe Europa event notice by Tania Leffman. For additional Cafe Europa info: Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Boston Waltham, Massachusetts…
Best of Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur
Oct 4, 2019 • 59 min
A High Holidays mix of recent and past audio highlights. Enjoy! Holocaust survivor Motl Murstein gives this year’s New Year’s greetings and sings a Yiddish song, Afn Pripetshik. Recorded at Murstein’s Brookline home on Sept 18, 2019, and previously aired…
Leye Shporer-Leavitt, Motl Murstein, Tanya Lefman, Anna and Izzy Arbeiter
Sep 25, 2019 • 59 min
Leye Shporer-Leavitt joins regular host Mark David live in studio at WUNR in Boston. Holocaust survivor Motl Murstein gives New Year’s greetings and sings a Yiddish song, Afn Pripetshik. Recorded at Murstein’s Brookline home earlier the same day.…
Anna Rozenfeld, Shoshke-Rayzl Juni
Sep 12, 2019 • 62 min
Anna Rozenfeld talks about Polish Yiddish radio and discusses Celia Dropkin and reads some of her Yiddish poetry. Rozenfeld is an artist, an independent researcher, and a teacher and translator of Yiddish, as well as a former Yiddish radio journalist and…
Richard Fein: The Full Pomegranate: Poems of Avrom Sutzkever
Sep 10, 2019 • 61 min
Author and translator Richard J. Fein (Yiddish name: Ruvn-Yankev), along with his friend, collaborator, and regular Yiddish Voice cohost Sholem Beinfeld, discuss Fein’s recently published book The Full Pomegranate: Poems of Avrom Sutzkever (SUNY Press,…
Sara Feldman (New); Fun arkhiv: Iosif Lakhman: 12 Aug 1952
Aug 27, 2019 • 60 min
Interview with Sara Feldman, who is the Preceptor in Yiddish at Harvard University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Near Eastern Studies in 2014 and now teaches Yiddish language at Harvard at the beginning, intermediate and…
Gilles Rozier: Paris Yiddish Scene
Aug 22, 2019 • 60 min
Today’s show continues our series of interviews with activists on the Yiddish scene around the Paris Yiddish Center-Medem Library, which began Wednesday June 12 2019. We previously presented interviews with Ri J. (Reyze) Turner and Yitskhok Niborski.…
Binyumen Schaechter, Motl Murstein, Tanya Lefman, Sosye Fox
Aug 18, 2019 • 58 min
Live show with Binyumen Schaechter, award-winning composer, arranger, conductor, musical director, and performer, live in studio; Motl Murstein (phone interview), holocaust survivor; Tania Lefman (live phone interview), holocaust survivor, and Sosye Fox…
Yitskhok Niborski: Bonus Podcast 3
Jul 22, 2019 • 5 min
khsidish Yiddish …. and good-byes Bonus for June 26 2019 broadcast - interview with Yitschok Niborski
Yitskhok Niborski: Bonus Podcast 2
Jul 22, 2019 • 12 min
Yiddish dictionaries Bonus for June 26 2019 broadcast - interview with Yitschok Niborski
Yitskhok Niborski: Bonus Podcast 1
Jul 22, 2019 • 14 min
Bonus 1 - using computer, especially Google Books, for research Bonus for June 26 2019 broadcast - interview with Yitschok Niborski
Yitskhok Niborski: Yiddish at Medem, Paris; Leana Jelen: Yidish-Vokh
Jun 26, 2019 • 59 min
Yitskhok Niborski was born in Buenos Aires in 1947 and raised in a Yiddishist, secular family. He attended the Yiddish schools that then thrived in Buenos Aires and the Yiddish teachers’ training academy (Lerer-Seminar), specializing in Yiddish…
Sebastian (Zekharye) Shulman
Jun 21, 2019 • 59 min
Sebastian (Zekharye) Shulman recently joined KlezKanada, the annual Yiddish summer festival, as Executive Director and is a translator of Yiddish and Esperanto. See also KlezKanada home page: https://klezkanada.org Forverts article (in Yiddish): With a…
Reyze Turner from the Yiddish Scene in Paris
Jun 14, 2019 • 59 min
This show starts a series of interviews with activists on the Yiddish scene around the Paris Yiddish Center-Medem Library starting Wednesday June 12 2019 at 7:30 PM with an interview with Ri J. (Reyze) Turner. Ri J. (Reyze) Turner Ri J. Turner is a…
Jana Mazurkiewicz-Meisarosh; Shvues
Jun 6, 2019 • 60 min
Jana Mazurkiewicz-Meisarosh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Slavic Department of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her dissertation research is on Yiddish Theater in Communist Warsaw. Originally from Poland, Jana holds a Master of Arts degree in Polish…
Yom Yerusholayim, Shvues & Yisroel Radios Mikhoel Felsenbaum
May 31, 2019 • 60 min
Enjoy a wonderful new presentation by Mikhoel Felsenbaum just aired on Israel’s Yiddish broadcast on broadcaster Kan. Kan Yiddish: https://www.kan.org.il/radio/program.aspx?progId=1136 - Michael Felsenbaum Soundcloud:…
Best of Yom Ha’atzmaut, with Felsenbaum, Zak, Bryks-Klein, Portnoy, London, Cycowics, Galai
May 9, 2019 • 59 min
אַ פֿריילעכן יום העצמאות (Happy Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day))! We re-air some more or less recently aired interviews with Israelis in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut: Michael Felsenbaum and Avremi Zak discuss latest Israeli news, and Bella Bryks-Klein…
Rokhl Zicherman and Other Holocaust Survivors for Yom HaShoah
May 1, 2019 • 59 min
Interviews for Yom HaShoah Rokhl Zicherman lives in Los Angeles and is an Auschwitz survivor from Carpathian Czechoslovakia. She loves to sing with her two sisters who don’t live very close, but they often talk by phone. Here she sings In Auschwitzer…
Pesach Yom HaShoah with Yakob Basner and Judy Altmann
Apr 25, 2019 • 59 min
פּסח באַגריסונגען Pesach music and greetings from sponsors and friends, some new, some old *, some ז״ל מיר ווינטשן אײַך אַ זיזן כּשרן פּסח טאַניע לעפֿמאַן Tania Lefman, from the The American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants of…
Ravs Kin, Marmorstein, Loketch z”l: Best of Pesach
Apr 25, 2019 • 59 min
פּסח באַגריסונגען Pesach music and greetings from sponsors and friends, some new, some old *, some ז״ל מיר ווינטשן אײַך אַ זיזן, כּשרן פּסח לאה שפּאָרער-לעוויט Leye (Lillian) Shporer Leavitt שלום ביינפֿעלד Sholem Beinfeld ליבע גריץ פֿון באָסטאָנער…
Schaechter Siblings Binyumen and Gitl re JPPC Choir + Pesach
Apr 10, 2019 • 59 min
Interview with Binyumen Schaechter and Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, discussing the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC - thejppc.org), of which Binyumen is the conductor and his sister Gitl is one of the singers. They discuss the history of the JPPC…
Best of: Pesach (Hasia Segal), Dovid Braun, Kolya Borodulin
Apr 10, 2019 • 59 min
Highlights from past years’ Pesach, including Hasia Segal’s Pesach presentation from Pesach 1991, originally aired on our predecessor radio show די ייִדישע שעה (The Yiddish Hour / Di Yidishe Sho, WBRS 100.1 FM Waltham, MA) songs and greetings. Recently…
Chaim Jelen
Mar 28, 2019 • 59 min
Interview with Chaim Jelen (Henry Jelen). Chaim was born at the end of WWII in Siberia, where his parents had escaped to from Poland and settled during WWII. He lives in Chicago, where he has been a leader in Holocaust education and memorialization,…
Michael Wex et al: Purim+Humor Extended
Mar 21, 2019 • 59 min
Michael Wex, renowned author and humorist, joins regular cohosts Leye Shporer-Leavitt, Sholem Beinfeld, and Mark David for a semi-serious discussion about Jewish humor and Purim. Info: http://michaelwex.com Note: some of this material was presented the…
Rukhl Schaechter: Forverts, Michael Wex et al: Humor+Purim
Mar 20, 2019 • 58 min
Rukhl Schaechter, editor of the Yiddish Forward (פֿאָרווערטס), speaks with regular cohost Sholem Beinfeld about the latest developments at the newspaper, including the plan to go digital-only and discontinue the printed version begun in 1897. Info:…
Khasye Pollack
Mar 12, 2019 • 59 min
Interview with Holocaust Survivor Khasye Golomb Pollack (Carol Pollack), originally from Vilna, Lithuania, recorded at the recent conference of World Federation of Jewish Child Holocaust Survivors and Descendants Music: various Yiddish songs by various…
Kolya Borodulin, Dovid Braun, Valentine’s Day
Feb 14, 2019 • 59 min
Interview with Kolya Borodulin, Director of Yiddish Programming at Workmen’s Circle (Arbeter Ring). Check out all their Yiddish programming here: https://circle.org/what-we-do/yiddish-language/ Interview with Dovid Braun, Academic Director of the 2019…
Kalman Weiser
Feb 6, 2019 • 59 min
Interview with Kalman Weiser, discussing the late Yiddish language scholars Solomon (Shloyme) Birnbaum and Noyekh Prilutski. Professor Keith (Kalman) Weiser is the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University, Toronto. His research…
Esia Friedman (Part 2)
Jan 30, 2019 • 58 min
Interview with Esia Baran Friedman (Part 2). Esia, a Holocaust survivor from Vilna, Lithuania, talks about her family and her childhood in Vilna and surviving the Holocaust. Esia is one the survivors whose testimony is featured in the recent Nova…
Esia Friedman (Part 1); Hankus Netsky’s Latest Album
Jan 30, 2019 • 59 min
Interview with Esia Baran Friedman (Part 1). Esia, a holocaust survivor from Vilna, Lithuania, talks about her family and her childhood in Vilna and surviving the Holocaust. Esia is one the survivors whose testimony is featured in the recent Nova…
Jay Riazanow (New); Miriam Libenson on Tu Bishvat (Repeat)
Jan 21, 2019 • 59 min
Jay Riazanow, a retiree in South Florida, talks about his life, from prewar shtetl in Belarus, surviving the Holocaust, growing up in the Soviet Union, moving to Israel, and finally coming to America. From our archives: Miriam Libenson Z”L: a talk in…
Debra Caplan: Yiddish Empire [Encore]
Jan 21, 2019 • 59 min
Air Date: Jan 9 2018 Original Air Date: Jun 27 2018
Hasia Segal Yahrtzeit [Encore]
Jan 21, 2019 • 60 min
Air Date: Jan 2 2019 Original Air Date: Jan 3 2018
Anna Shternshis: Yiddish Glory [Encore]
Jan 21, 2019 • 60 min
Air Date: Dec 26 2018 Original Air Date: Aug 8 2018
Myer Loketch Shloyshim - Rav Dov-Ber Loketch: Hesped and Interview (Bonus Full-Length)
Dec 21, 2018 • 32 min
Rabbi Dov-Ber Loketch: full hesped and interview in memory of his father, Rabbi Myer Loketch. An abridged version of this recording was presented in the radio show (and its podcast) originally broadcast December 19 2018.
Shloyshim Memorial for Rav Myer Loketch Z”L
Dec 20, 2018 • 59 min
Shloyshim Memorial program for Rabbi Myer Loketch, who passed away Nov 12 2018. Sholem Berger, co-host of the Yiddish Voice, presents an overview of Reb Myer’s biography, followed by hespeydim by Rabbi Dov-Ber Loketch of Detroit, Myer’s son, and by Rabbi…
Dovid Braun & Itzik Gottesman on Yiddish New York & Libe Gritz (Repeat)
Dec 14, 2018 • 60 min
Dovid Braun and Itzik Gottesman discuss the upcoming Yiddish New York festival of Yiddish languge and culture. Yiddish linguist Braun will be presenting an advanced workshop on Yiddish dialects in Yiddish during Yiddish New York. Gottesman, a PhD and…
Libe Gritz (A Besere Velt @ Yiddish New York); Myer Loketch Hanukkah (Repeat)
Dec 12, 2018 • 63 min
Libe Gritz talks about the upcoming concert by the Boston Workmen’s Circle’s A Besere Velt chorus at Yiddish New York. The concert titled “Sing Out, Fight Back! – A Besere Velt Chorus!” takes place SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2:45 – 4:00pm At the Town and…
Henry Carrey (New); Myer Loketch: Hanukkah (Repeat)
Nov 28, 2018 • 59 min
Henry Carrey talks about the upcoming concert he’s performing in, YIDDISH RADIO LIVES! A Musical Tribute to Ben Gailing at 120 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hankus-netskys-hebrew-national-salvage-tickets-51815656022); his mother Leyke Post, a Yiddish…
Yankl-Perets Blum, Hankus Netsky
Nov 22, 2018 • 59 min
Happy Thanksgiving! אַ פֿריילעכן דאַנק-טאָג! Yankl-Perets Blum discusses various aspects of his involvement with Yiddish. Blum is a Yiddish teacher, linguist, polyglot, board member of Yugntruf (yugntruf.org), developer of YiddishPop.com, developer of…
Beinfeld & Taube re Pittsburgh Massacre, Ber Kotlerman re Der Nister
Oct 31, 2018 • 58 min
**מיר טרויערן נאָך די קדושים פֿון דער פּיטסבורגער שחיטה Sholem Beinfeld: Words of Condolence on Pittsburgh Massacre Ber Kotlerman: Interview on the writer Der Nister, the subject of his forthcoming lectures in New York and Los Angeles Cantor Moyshe Taube:…
Sholem Berger, Sholem Beinfeld, Leye Shporer-Leavitt
Oct 31, 2018 • 59 min
Sholem Berger discusses and reads from his latest book of Yiddish and Hebrew poetry, “Vi lebt zikh dortn? Lider un proze-bashraybungen”, available here: http://bit.ly/bergerpoetry Special guest co-hosts Sholem Beinfeld and Leah Shporer Leavitt are live in…
Vivi Lachs on Whitechapel Noise; Boris Sandler for Kobi Weitzner o”h
Oct 19, 2018 • 58 min
Vivi Lachs discusses her book Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914 (Wayne State University Press) and music she has created based on historic Yiddish songs from Whitechapel. Lachs will be giving a talk on…
Kolye Borodulin: Birobidzhan and Online Yiddish Classes (New); Samuel Kassow: Who Will Write Our History (Repeat)
Oct 3, 2018 • 59 min
Kolye Borodulin discusses his recent return to Birobidzhan, the town famed as the center of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast of Russia where he was born and raised. Kolye also discusses the upcoming Yiddish language classes offered by the Workmen’s Circle,…
Sabina Brukner
Sep 29, 2018 • 60 min
Sabina Brukner discusses Yiddish Fiddler, that is, the Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof, now playing at the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre in New York City, where Sabina serves officially as Literary Manager and unofficially as Yiddish…
Best of Succos [Encore]
Sep 23, 2018 • 65 min
Previously aired Oct 10, 2016 We wish you all the best for a healthy, happy New Year. לשנה טובה תיכתבו ותיחתמו! ‏ מיר ווינטשן אײַך ״אַ גוט קוויטל״! For Succos and Simchas Torah: Miriam Libenson z”l (from the ‘90’s) and Myer Loketch צו לאַנגע יאָר (from…
Itzchak Kin: High Holiday Q&A [Encore]
Sep 18, 2018 • 61 min
Previously aired Sep 27, 2017. We wish you all the best for a healthy, happy New Year. לשנה טובה תיכתבו ותיחתמו! ‏ מיר ווינטשן אײַך ״אַ גוט קוויטל״! We thank those who have pledged or made financial contributions to the Yiddish Voice during the past year.…
Rav Avrohom Marmorstein, Leye Shporer Leavitt, et al
Sep 7, 2018 • 58 min
Leye (Lillian) Shporer Leavitt joins regular host Meyer (Mark David) as co-host for a lively “Erev Rosh Hashona” program live from WUNR studios in downtown Boston, joined by phone by regular contributors Dovid Braun and Sholem Beinfeld as well as special…
Daniel Kahn, Michael Yashinsky: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof
Aug 30, 2018 • 63 min
Interviews with two cast members of the smash-hit Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof, known as Fidler afn Dakh in Yiddish, which has just had its run at the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene in New York extended by two months. Info:…
Anna Shternshis: Yiddish Glory
Aug 8, 2018 • 60 min
Interview with Anna Shternshis, Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies at University of Toronto. The interview is presented in memory of 12 August 1952, when thirteen Jews were executed in Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, five of them Yiddish writers Peretz…
Mikhoel Felsenbaum, Avremi Zaks
Jul 26, 2018 • 61 min
Kan Yiddish radio hosts Avremi Zaks and Mikhoel Felsenbaum and דאָס ייִדישע קול host Mark David interviewed each other about their Yiddish radio shows. Kan Yiddish, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture in Israel…
Debra Caplan: Yiddish Empire
Jun 28, 2018 • 59 min
Interview with Debra Caplan discussing her book Yiddish Empire: The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy The interview is conducted by Sholem Beinfeld, a regular contributor to the Yiddish Voice, co-Editor in Chief of the Comprehensive…
Zalmen Mlotek: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (New); Avrom Nowersztern: Sholem Aleichem (Repeat)
Jun 14, 2018 • 62 min
Interview with Zalmen Mlotek discussing the forthcoming production Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (Fidler afn Dakh) by the National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene. Previews begin July 4, 2018. Info: http://nytf.org Twitter: @folksbiene Interview with Avrom…
Miriam Hoffman: A Breed Apart
May 17, 2018 • 59 min
Interview with writer Miriam Hoffman discussing her recently published memoir A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee which describes her fascinating life, from childhood in Sibera and Germany through adulthood in New York, raising a family in…
Dovid Fishman: The Book Smugglers
May 2, 2018 • 60 min
Dr. David E. Fishman, author of The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis (ForeEdge, 2017). Fishman’s book tells the incredible story of the “Paper Brigade” of the Vilna Ghetto, who rescued thousands of…
Samuel Kassow: Who Will Write Our History
Apr 26, 2018 • 59 min
Historian Sam Kassow discusses Emanuel Ringelblum and the “Oyneg Shabbos Archive”, the subject of his book “Who Will Write Our History” and the new film based on his book. The film, by director/producer Roberta Grossman and executive producer Nancy…
70th Yom Haatsmaut Gitu Cycowics
Apr 24, 2018 • 61 min
Interview with Gitu Cycowics (nee Friedman), an Israeli, a resident of Jerusalem, also an Auschwitz survivor Israel Report by Adam Gruzman, brought to you by the Yiddish Forward, on the web at yiddish.forward.com From Israel’s Kan national broadcast…
Mark Edelman et al 75 Years Since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising for Yom HaShoah
Apr 11, 2018 • 60 min
Interview with Marek Edelman, who was the last commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to have lived, from 1996 is re-aired. Sholem Beinfeld, a regular contributor to the Yiddish Voice, co-Editor in Chief of the Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary,…
Rav Izchak Kin: LeKoved Pesach
Mar 28, 2018 • 59 min
Rav Izchak Kin: LeKoved Pesach Izchak Kin, our esteemed guest rabbi for Pesach this year, teaches the class “Ein Yaakov”, in Yiddish, a half hour before Mincha nearly every week day of the year at the venerable Shaarei Tefila Synagogue in Los Angeles. We…
Best of Pesach 2
Mar 28, 2018 • 48 min
Happy Passover! אַ כּשרן און פֿרײלעכן פּסח! Air Date: Mar 21 2018
Best of Pesach
Mar 28, 2018 • 59 min
Happy Passover! אַ כּשרן און פֿרײלעכן פּסח! Air Date: Mar 14 2018
Tsirl Kuznitz
Mar 7, 2018 • 60 min
Cecille (Tsirl) Kuznitz, Assistant Professor of Jewish History and Director of Jewish Studies at Bard College, discusses her book YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation (Cambridge University Press), the first…
Best of Purim 2
Mar 1, 2018 • 55 min
אַ פֿריילעכן פּורים ****HAPPY PURIM! Air Date: Feb 28, 2018
Best of Purim
Feb 27, 2018 • 60 min
אַ פֿריילעכן פּורים ****HAPPY PURIM! Air Date: Feb 21, 2018
Zvi Gitelman
Feb 8, 2018 • 59 min
Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, where he studies ethnicity and politics, especially in former Communist countries, as well as Israeli politics, East European politics, and…
Amram Deutsch & Esti (Jahr) Shnek (repeats) for International Holocaust Day
Jan 27, 2018 • 58 min
On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Soviet Army. This Jan 27, 2018, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are observing the day by re-airing portions of interviews with two survivors of…
Shane Baker (New); Anita Norich (Repeat)
Jan 17, 2018 • 62 min
Shane Baker on Shloyme Mikhoels: we discuss the upcoming program by Kultur Kongres (http://congressforjewishculture.org) to honor the memory of the great Soviet Yiddish actor and director Shloyme Mikhoels on the 70th anniversary of his murder. On…
Hasia Segal: First Yahrtzeit Memorial
Jan 15, 2018 • 60 min
This is a special Yahrtzeit (“Yortsayt”, or first-year memorial) program for Hasia Segal z”l, co-founder and co-host of the Yiddish Voice, whose who died one year ago, the night of January 16, 2017, which is 19 Teyves on the Jewish calendar. Therefore,…
Bella Bryks-Klein, Boris Sandler
Dec 27, 2017 • 59 min
Bella Bryks-Klein spoke about Vos-Ven-Vu, her monthly guide to Yiddish happenings in Israel, as well as several of her many other activities related to Yiddish language and culture, in Israel, New York, and even Poland. Boris Sandler talks about his new…
Luzer Twersky (Repeat)
Dec 21, 2017 • 59 min
Basically a repeat of our Dec 8, 2017 show featuring an interview with Luzer Twersky, but with a new Israel Report by Adam Gruzman, courtesy of the Forverts Sho on the web at yiddish.forward.com.
Saul Noam Zaritt
Dec 13, 2017 • 59 min
Saul Noam Zaritt is an assistant professor of Yiddish literature at Harvard University. He received his doctorate in Jewish literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and he is the founding editor of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies…
Luzer Twersky
Dec 7, 2017 • 59 min
Luzer Twersky grew up speaking Yiddish in a Chassidic home in Boro Park but left that life behind as a young adult, cutting practically all ties with his family and community. He now works as an actor in film, television, and theater, performing both in…
Noah Barrera
Nov 30, 2017 • 60 min
Noah Barrera has become a serious activist on the Yiddish scene in New York City, where he has been a writer for Yiddish publications, worked in three Yiddish theaters, taught Yiddish language classes, and given talks in Yiddish. Our interview took place…
Daniel Galai (Repeat); Hy Wolfe (Repeat)
Nov 28, 2017 • 60 min
Daniel Galai wrote about the sorry recent demise of the daily Yiddish-language broadcast in Israel in his recent article in the Yiddish Forward (Forverts), titled (in translation) “Troubling Fate For Israeli Yiddish Radio”. The article is here:…
Mike Burstyn, Eitan Kensky
Nov 15, 2017 • 59 min
Eitan Kensky is Director of Collections at the Yiddish Book Center ((yiddishbookcenter.org)) as well as chairman of the board of In Geveb, the online journal of Yiddish studies ((ingeveb.org)), which he cofounded. Previously, he was the preceptor in…
Sender Botwinik
Nov 8, 2017 • 59 min
Alexander (Sender) Botwinik discussed the recently released CD of Yiddish art songs composed by his father, the Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik, with lyrics by various Yiddish poets, and featuring vocal performances by internationally…
Elissa Bemporad (Bonus)
Nov 3, 2017 • 6 min
Elissa Bemporad is the Jerry and William Ungar Associate Professor of East European Jewish History and the Holocaust at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk (Indiana…
Samuel Kassow (Bonus)
Nov 3, 2017 • 16 min
Samuel Kassow is the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars on the Holocaust and the Jews of Poland. Kassow was born in 1946 in a DP-camp in Stuttgart, Germany and grew up…
Samuel Kassow, Elissa Bemporad
Nov 3, 2017 • 60 min
Professors Samuel Kassow and Elissa Bemporad, along with numerous other academic experts, will soon take part in the YIVO’s conference JEWS IN AND AFTER THE 1917 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, Sun/Mon Nov 5-6. See: https://yivo.org/1917 We reached them by phone…
Ari Hershkowitz (New); Zvi Gitelman (Repeat)
Oct 26, 2017 • 58 min
Ari Hershkowitz, one of the three subjects of the film One of Us, now showing on Netflix and in select theatres, which shows the struggles of young people leaving their insular New York Chassidic-Jewish community. See also: One of Us website:…
Raphael Finkel, Christa Whitney
Oct 19, 2017 • 61 min
Raphael Finkel, Professor of computer science at University of Kentucky, College of Engineering, in Lexington, KY, interviewed at the Yidish-Vokh in August 2017, discussed the vast collection of Yiddish resources he maintains online, largely with software…
Best of Succos: Itzchak Kin, Myer Loketch, Miriam Libenson z”l (Repeat)
Oct 15, 2017 • 59 min
NOTE: repeat of last week (Oct. 4, 2017) except for music at end: last three numbers were replaced by the last two numbers shown below for music. Gut Yontef, Gut Yor! We thank those who have pledged or made financial contributions to the Yiddish Voice…
Best of Succos: Itzchak Kin, Myer Loketch, Miriam Libenson z”l
Oct 15, 2017 • 61 min
We thank those who have pledged or made financial contributions to the Yiddish Voice during the past year. (Repeated from last week.) We recall the names of Yiddish Voice friends, supporters, and participants who died during the past year. (Repeated from…
Itzchak Kin: High Holiday Q&A
Sep 28, 2017 • 61 min
We wish you all the best for a healthy, happy New Year. לשנה טובה תיכתבו ותיחתמו! ‏ מיר ווינטשן אײַך ״אַ גוט קוויטל״! We thank those who have pledged or made financial contributions to the Yiddish Voice during the past year. We recall the names of Yiddish…
Tania Lefman (Repeat); Miriam Libenson (Repeat)
Sep 20, 2017 • 64 min
We wish you all the best for a healthy, happy New Year. Le Shona Toyve! ‏לשנה טובה תיכתבו ותיחתמו‏ Tania Lefman (repeat from last week), Holocaust survivor, recalls both her happy childhood in prewar Koretz, Poland, as well as her struggle to stay alive…
Tania Lefman (New); Rav Avrohom Marmorstein (Repeat)
Sep 18, 2017 • 59 min
We wish you all the best for a healthy, happy New Year. Le Shona Toyve! לשנה טובה תיכתבו ותיחתמו Rav Avrohom Marmorstein (repeat): a discussion of the High Holidays, and also a little about the Rabbi, his background, and about Yiddish. Rav Marmorstein is…
Mindl Cohen Pt. 2 (New); Rav Avrohom Marmorstein (Repeat)
Sep 7, 2017 • 60 min
Mindl Cohen: part two of our interview with the Editor-in-Chief of In Geveb, the online journal of Yiddish studies (ingeveb.org), as well as Harvard University’s new Yiddish teacher. Part 1 aired last week. Special thanks to Sholem Beinfeld, Wash. Univ.…
Mindl Cohen, Leye Leavitt, Sholem Beinfeld
Aug 31, 2017 • 58 min
Part one our interview with Mindl Cohen, Editor-in-Chief of In Geveb, the online journal of Yiddish studies (ingeveb.org), as well as Harvard University’s new Yiddish teacher. Part 2 will air next week. Special guests Leye Leavitt, Sholem Beinfeld, and…
Khaye Torenberg, Binyumin Schaechter, Hy Wolfe
Aug 24, 2017 • 61 min
Khaye Torenberg: interview with the former director of Mexico City’s Colegio Israelita de Mexico, the first Jewish day school in Mexico Binyumin Schaechter — well-known musician, composer, arranger, songwriter — gives a report on his recent appearance at…
Khane-Faygl Turtletaub, Fanya Brantsovsky, Joel Wollman, Maykhl Ripinyik: Judy Altmann
Aug 21, 2017 • 59 min
Khane-Faygl Turtletaub reads her own story that appeared in a recent issue of the Yiddish Forward. See http://yiddish.forward.com/articles/204545/i-needed-this-dog-like-a-hole-in-the-head/?p=all Fanya Brantsovsky talks about the Vilnius Yiddish Institute,…
Sholem Beinfeld, Kolye Borodulin, Maykhl Ripinyik: Esti Shnek
Aug 21, 2017 • 60 min
Sholem Beinfeld is special guest host live in studio, discusses various topics, including the song “Rokhl mevako al boneho”, which we audition through the Yiddish Song of the Week…
Danny Finkelman: Menashe; Simcha Simchovitch, Fishl Goldig (repeats)
Aug 20, 2017 • 54 min
An excerpt of our 2006 interview with Simcha Simchovitch in recognition of his recent passing and of the upcoming 65th anniversary of the 12th of August 1952, also known as the Night of the Murdered Poets. Excerpts of our 2016 interview with Fishl Goldig,…
Menashe Lustig: Menashe (Film) (Re-Aired); Tisha B’Ov (Best-of)
Jul 26, 2017 • 60 min
Menashe Lustig is the both the star of the new film “Menashe” but the story is also based partially on his real life. We interviewed him this past May 2017 when the film had its opening at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Now that it’s starting a…
Sholem Beinfeld, Boris Sandler, Leye Shporer-Leavitt
Jul 26, 2017 • 59 min
Various topics discussed with interesting guests. Sholem Beinfeld was live in studio. He is the co-chief editor of the recently published Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary, Professor Emeritus of History from Washington University in St. Louis, and…
Iosif Lakhman Shloyshim Memorial
Jul 12, 2017 • 59 min
A special “Shloyshim” program in memory of Iosif Lakhman, beloved co-host of our program, who also extremely active and involved “retirement” life since coming to Boston from the former Soviet Union in 1991. Participants in the show included Sholem…
Jeanette Friedman
Jul 5, 2017 • 62 min
Jeanette Friedman is a writer, a publishing services consultant, a Holocaust education expert — author of Why Should I Care?: Lessons From the Holocaust — and a 2G and social activist who speaks her mind. She’s proud of her yikhes and of the many…
Gella Schweid Fishman Shloyshim Memorial
Jun 21, 2017 • 59 min
A special “Shloyshim” program in memory of Gella Schweid Fishman, master Yiddish teacher and archivist of the secular Yiddish school movement in the USA. Participants in the show include Dovid Fishman, Dov-Ber Kerler, Rukhl Schaechter, Dovid Braun, and…
Daniel Galai: Israel’s Cancellation of Daily Yiddish Radio Broadcast
Jun 18, 2017 • 59 min
Daniel Galay wrote about the sorry recent demise of the daily Yiddish-language broadcast in Israel in his recent article in the Yiddish Forward (Forverts), titled (in translation) “Troubling Fate For Israeli Yiddish Radio”. The article is here:…
Avremi Zak and Iosif Lakhman Death Announcement
Jun 7, 2017 • 59 min
Iosif Lakhman, co-host of this Yiddish Voice radio show and podcast, died yesterday (June 6, 2017). Dovid Braun gives a short announcement of his death, which was sudden, and no funeral details were available. A Shloyshim (memorial) program is planned and…
Rabbi Itzchak Kin: Shvues, Yom Yerusholayim; Shulman and Cycowicz: Trump in Israel
May 24, 2017 • 59 min
Special guests and special themes: Shvues and Yom Yerusholayim: Rabbi Itzchak Kin of Los Angeles, originally from Israel, talks about the holiday Shvues, as well as his memories of Jerusalem and the Six-Day War Israel and Trump’s Visit: discussed by Ruth…
Dovid Roskies (Part 2, Replay) and Gella Schweid-Fishman Death Announcement
May 17, 2017 • 59 min
Gella Schweid-Fishman died yesterday (May 16, 2017). Dovid Braun gives a short announcement of her death, including funeral details, as well as some details about the life of the beloved Yiddish activist. See also this article (in Yiddish) in Forverts:…
Menashe Lustig
Apr 26, 2017 • 45 min
On the Yiddish Voice tonight we have a very interesting guest. He’s an actor and entertainer, but no ordinary one. He is a Chareidi Jew, specifically a Skverer Chossid. In his relatively short life he has suffered no small amount. He’s a widower. He not…
Judy Altmann, Yakob Basner: Yom HaShoah
Apr 20, 2017 • 58 min
For Yom HaShoah (Holocaust commemoration day), which occurs this year on Apr. 23, 2017, we present interviews conducted today with Holocaust survivors Yakob Basner and Judy Altmann. Basner was born and raised in Riga, Latvia. He survived the Riga ghetto,…
Sylvia Bialik: “Der Yidisher Idol”
Apr 16, 2017 • 56 min
Interview with the Sylvia Bialik, organizer of the “Yiddish Idol” (“Der Yidisher Idol”) in Mexico City, a Yiddish singing and songwriting competition whose submission deadline comes later this month (April 23, 2017). See also “Der Yidisher Idol” web site…
Jake Turx
Apr 5, 2017 • 58 min
Interview with the reporter known as Jake Turx, Whitehouse correspondent for Ami Magazine. His question about anti-semitism at the first press conference of President Donald Trump on Feb. 16 caused a stir because Trump became angry at him, cutting him…
Best of Pesach (Replays)
Apr 5, 2017 • 61 min
Replays of some of our best Pesach presentations: Hasia Segal: Di Veltlekhe Hagode (highlights of the Arbeter Ring haggadah; from 1991) Rav Avrhohom Marmorstein: Passover Q&A (from 2015) Myer Loketch: Pesach, Chometz, and Chaim Brisker (from 2007) Pesach…
Esti (Jahr) Shnek: From Jasina to Haifa
Apr 5, 2017 • 61 min
Interview with Esti Shnek (maiden name: Jahr), born in Jasina, Czechoslovakia, in 1924, survivor of Auschwitz, and now a resident of Haifa, interviewed at her home in February 2017. News report by Avremi Zaks via Kol Yisrael in Jerusalem…
Myrna Rabinowitz: Lullabies And Longings
Mar 16, 2017 • 59 min
Interview with Myrna Rabinowitz and music from her new CD “Lullabies And Longings”. Further info: http://www.myrnarabinowitz.com/2.html News report by Avremi Zaks via Kol Yisrael in Jerusalem (http://www.iba.org.il/world/) From the archives: Hasia Segal…
Purim! (Best of)
Mar 16, 2017 • 59 min
Purim music and best of past presentations on Purim from our archive by Miriam Libenson, Hasia Segal, Iosif Lakhman, Michael Wex. News report by Avremi Zaks via Kol Yisrael in Jerusalem. From the archives: Hasia Segal: Purim and Jewish Humor (from 2008,…
Moshe Avital, author of Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive (Part 2, replay from 2016)
Mar 16, 2017 • 59 min
Holocaust survivor, educator, and author Moshe Avital discusses his book Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive. (Part 2) For further information: www.mosheavital.com (originally aired on Nov. 2, 2016) From the archives: Hasia Segal: Purim and Jewish Humor…
Moshe Avital, author of Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive (Part 1, replay from 2016)
Feb 23, 2017 • 63 min
Holocaust survivor, educator, and author Moshe Avital discusses his book Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive. (Part 1) For further information: www.mosheavital.com (originally aired on Oct. 26, 2016) From the archives: Hasia Segal reads the Sholom…
Hasia Segal Shloyshim Memorial
Feb 15, 2017 • 61 min
This is a special “Shloyshim” (memorial) program for Hasia Segal z”l, co-founder and co-host of the Yiddish Voice, who died January 16, 2017. Participants in the show include Rivke Basman Ben-Haim, Hankus Netsky, Ruth Shulman, Esther Ritchie, Iosif…
Sholem Berger on Making Sense of Medicine
Feb 7, 2017 • 59 min
Zackary (Sholem) Berger, M.D., Ph.D., is the author of the new book Making Sense of Medicine: Bridging the Gap between Doctor Guidelines and Patient Preferences (amzn.to/2kiKpLT). We reached him by phone in Baltimore, MD, to talk about his new book,…
Sosye Fox on Vaybertaytsh
Feb 7, 2017 • 57 min
Sosye Fox is the host and producer of Vaybertaytsh, a new podcast in Yiddish that calls itself “a feminist podcast for the Yiddish-speaking and Yiddish-curious”. We reached her by phone in Tel Aviv. Hasia Segal o”h: reaired our report on the sad news of…
Mira Kessler in “Got fun Nekome”, Passing of Hasia Segal
Feb 6, 2017 • 59 min
Mira Kessler is a rising star of the Yiddish theater scene in New York with a major supporting role in the new hit of the season Got fun Nekome (God of Vengeance), now being performed by New Yiddish Rep (http://newyiddishrep.org). We spoke to her by phone…
Online Yiddish: Brukhe Lang, Kolye Borodulin
Feb 2, 2017 • 59 min
Workmen’s Circle Online Yiddish Classes (circle.org) are offered online with real live instructors and their students communicationg via video chat sessions. We spoke to Kolye Borodulin, who runs the operation, besides teaching one of the courses. Yiddish…
Daniel Kahn
Feb 2, 2017 • 59 min
Interview with Daniel Kahn. He recently had a viral Yiddish music video of him singing his own Yiddish translation of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, which was released almost at the same as the news that Leonard Cohen had just died. We reached Daniel Kahn by…
Hanukkah with Segal and Libenson (Repeats)
Feb 2, 2017 • 52 min
From our archives: Replays of Miriam Libenson (o”h) and Hasia Segal (tsu lange yor) of Hanukkah presentations, along with Hanukkah music and greetings from friends and cohosts. Hasia Segal’s Hanukkah presentation for Hanukkah is from 1991, and Miriam…
Sidney Polak
Jan 26, 2017 • 51 min
Interview with Sidney Polak. Like his good friend Fishl Goldig, who was our guest last week, he’s been performing for years in the Yiddish theatre of Montreal, and also, like Fishl, he’s a Holocaust survivor. We interviewed him last month at a convention…
Philip “Fishl” Goldig
Jan 26, 2017 • 60 min
Interview with Philip Goldig (Yiddish name: Fishl). He’s been a performer for years in the Yiddish theatre of Montreal. He also serves as a High Holiday cantor. We interviewed him last month at a convention of holocaust survivors in Los Angeles. You’ll…
David G. Roskies (Pt. 2 of 2)
Dec 1, 2016 • 59 min
Interview with Prof. David G. Roskies. This is part 2 of 2. Part 1 aired last week. About Dr. Roskies: David G. Roskies is the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair in Yiddish Literature and Culture and a professor of Jewish literature at The Jewish Theological…
David G. Roskies (Pt. 1 of 2)
Nov 23, 2016 • 60 min
Interview with Prof. David G. Roskies. This is part 1 of 2. Part 2 airs next week. About Dr. Roskies: David G. Roskies is the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair in Yiddish Literature and Culture and a professor of Jewish literature at The Jewish Theological…
Theo Bikel (replay from 2015) AND Mikhoel Felsenbaum (part 1) (replay from 2014)
Nov 22, 2016 • 59 min
Interviews: * Theo Bikel, in his last Yiddish interview before hd died in June 2015, discussed his autobiography “Theo” and the film “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem” (originally aired May 2015) * Mikhoel Felsenbaum, novelist, poet, and…
Vera Szabo - ed. Yiddish-English/English-Yiddish Dictionary & Phrasebook (replay from 2012) AND H. Bochner/S. Beinfeld - eds. Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary (replay from 2012)
Nov 15, 2016 • 60 min
Interviews: Vera Szabo, editor of Yiddish-English/English-Yiddish Dictionary & Phrasebook (replay from 2012) Harry Bochner and Solon Beinfeld, editors of Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary (replay from 2012)
Episode Title: Moshe Avital, author of Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive (Part 2) AND Harold Minuskin, translator of My Children, My Heroes (replay from 2013)
Nov 2, 2016 • 59 min
Holocaust survivor, educator, and author Moshe Avital discusses his book Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive. (Part 2) For further information: ALSO: Harold Minuskin, who adapted and translated of his mother’s memoirs as the book “My Children, My Heroes:…
Moshe Avital, author of Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive (Part 1)
Oct 26, 2016 • 59 min
Holocaust survivor, educator, and author Moshe Avital discusses his book Not To Forget, Impossible to Forgive. (Part 1) Air Date: Oct. 26, 2016
Succos with Miriam Libenson and Myer Loketch (Replays) [repeat]
Oct 26, 2016 • 60 min
For Succos and Simchas Torah: Miriam Libenson z”l (from the ‘90’s) and Myer Loketch (from 2006) (Note: this is REPEAT of last week’s episode except for the introductory announcement about the death Nora Bogot and the news from Israel.)
Succos with Miriam Libenson and Myer Loketch (Replays)
Oct 13, 2016 • 65 min
For Succos and Simchas Torah: Miriam Libenson z”l (from the ‘90’s) and Myer Loketch (from 2006)
Yomim Noroim with Dovid Braun (repeat), Khazn Moshe Kraus Pt 2 (repeat from 2010)
Oct 6, 2016 • 58 min
Dovid Braun reviews Yomim-Noroyim greetings (repeat from last week) Khazn Moshe Kraus (Ottowa) 2010 Interview, Part 2 (repeat; part 1 was last week) Yom-Tov greetings from Mark Murstein and many sponsors and friends. Musical highlights: Yosele Rosenblatt:…
Erev Rosh Hashone with Boris Sandler, Dovid Braun, Cantor Moshe Kraus (repeat from 2010), et al
Sep 29, 2016 • 59 min
Boris Sandler gives an update on his post-retirement doings. Dovid Braun reviews Yomim-Noroyim greetings. Khazn Moshe Kraus (Ottowa) 2010 Interview, Part 1 (repeat) Yom-Tov greetings from Mark Murstein and many sponsors and friends.
Nusekh Yidish-Vokh: Verterbukh-Shpil (Dictionary Game), Perl Teitelbaum Sings
Aug 31, 2016 • 59 min
We invented a new Yiddish game show for our radio show called Verterbukh-Shpil, a variant of Fictionary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictionary), and we recorded it being played in front of a live audience at the annual Yiddish Week (Yidish-Vokh) in…
Motl Murstein: Holocaust Poem Translated from Polish (new); English Yiddish Dictionary Interviews (repeat)
Aug 31, 2016 • 59 min
Local long-time listener and occasional contributor Mark (Motl) Murstein recited his own translation of a poem written in Polish about the Holocaust, which to our knowledge had never been translated, much less broadcast, before! Also, Mark gave sang us a…
Fyvush Finkel Interview (2010), Iosif Lakhman: 12 August 1952 (replay)
Aug 22, 2016 • 39 min
Air date: August 17, 2016
Elie Wiesel: Shloyshim (In Memoriam); Tisha B’Ov: An Interview with Rabbi Simen Jacobson (replay)
Aug 12, 2016 • 40 min
Part 1: Elie Wiesel: Shloyshim (In Memoriam). Featuring a 2012 interview of Elie Wiesel by Max Kohn, originally broadcast on SBS Radio Australia’s Yiddish service, and an excerpt of Wiesel’s first book, in Yiddish, “Un Di Velt Hot Geshvign”, from the…
Elye Davis: Yidish-Vokh; Dovid Weiss-Halivni and Joseph Pollak: For Elie Wiesel’s 80th Birthday; Sheva Zucker: from Yidish-Vokh (Re-replays)
Aug 12, 2016 • 39 min
[Replay from previous week almost exactly except for a brief announcement to that effect near beginning. Sorry, it’s summer. :)) Elye Davis from Yugntruf.org talks about the Yidish-Vokh. (replayed from last week’s show) Rabbis Dovid Weiss-Halivni and…
Elye Davis: Yidish-Vokh; Dovid Weiss-Halivni and Joseph Pollak: For Elie Wiesel’s 80th Birthday; Sheva Zucker: from Yidish-Vokh 2008; Miriam Libenson: Tisha B’ov
Jul 27, 2016 • 50 min
Elye Davis from Yugntruf.org talks about the Yidish-Vokh. (replayed from last week’s show) Rabbis Dovid Weiss-Halivni and Joseph Pollak celebrated Elie Wiesel’s 80th birthday in 2008 here in Boston and were interviewed by the Yiddish Voice. Here are some…
G. Schaechter-Viswanath & H. Glasser (Part 2); Elye Davis: Yugntruf’s Yidish-Vokh
Jul 20, 2016 • 3549 min
News report from Israel by Avrohom Zaks, thanks to Kol Yisrael, Jerusalem, Yiddish Radio Service. Elye Davis: Yugntruf’s Yidish-Vokh - check out http://yugntruf.org/yvokh/ Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul (Hershl) Glasser, the editors of the…
Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Hershl (Paul) Glasser: Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary
Jul 17, 2016 • 60 min
Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul (Hershl) Glasser, the editors of the just-published Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary. Airing part 1 tonight (7/13/16) and part 2 next week (7/20/16). Interviewers: Iosif Lakhman and Dovid Braun. Check out…
Miryam-Khaye Seigel (replay)
Jun 3, 2016 • 3549 min
Miryam-Khaye Seigel’s interview with the Yiddish Voice, talking about her career in Yiddish and her upcoming performances, including the a Purim Shpiel in Boston, and her forthcoming CD Toyznt Tamen. Original interview air date: Feb. 20, 2013
Rukhl Schaechter (replay)
Jun 3, 2016 • 61 min
Interview with Rukhl Schaechter, by Yosef Lakhman and Meyer Dovid, on Rukhl’s becoming the new Editor of the Forverts (Yiddish Forward), not only its first female editor but also its first American-born. Air date: May 25, 2016 Original interview air date:…
Rukhl Schaechter
May 18, 2016 • 59 min
Interview with Rukhl Schaechter, by Yosef Lakhman and Meyer Dovid, on Rukhl’s becoming the new Editor of the Forverts (Yiddish Forward), not only its first female editor but also its first American-born. Air date: May 18, 2016
Yom Haatsmaut: Avremi Zaks and Hasia Segal: Dewey Stone Documentary by Walter M. Newman
May 11, 2016 • 60 min
Yom Haatsmaut: Interview with the Kol Israel Radio’s Yiddish program presenter Avremi Zaks Yom Haatsmaut: Hasia Segal (replay from 2010): On the Film “The Dewey Stone Connection: From Exodus to Independence”, produced by the late Brockton, MA-native…
Boris Sandler (extended) & Yom HaShoah: Interview with the former Viekhne Sidranski
May 11, 2016 • 60 min
Interview with Boris Sandler, by Yosef Lakhman and Meyer Dovid, on Boris’s 2nd-to-last day as Forverts (Yiddish Forward) editor. (This is an expanded version of the interview we aired last week.) For Yom HaShoah: Interview with the former Viekhne…
Yom Hashoah, Milke Baran, Boris Sandler
Apr 27, 2016 • 60 min
A bit more of Pesach: music, greetings, and announcements. And then …. For Yom Hashoah: excerpts from Dovid Braun’s interview of Milke Baran, a Holocaust survivor from Oshmine (Oshmyany, near Vilna), from the Sholem Aleichem Shule 21 (Bronx)’s annual Yom…
Pesach with Fyvush Finkel, Cantor Martin Moshe Bear, Cantor Naomi Hirsch; Also: Hasia Segal: Yiddish Hagode (Replay)
Apr 20, 2016 • 60 min
Highlights from Yiddish Actors and Friends 2016 Cultural Seder with Fyvush Finkel, Cantor Martin Moshe Bear, Cantor Naomi Hirsch Also: Hasia Segal: Yiddish Hagode (Replay) Also: Kalmen David: Di Fir Kashes (Replay)
Purim! Hasia Segal, Martele Friedman, Reyzl Kirkel Reads Betty Misheiker z”l, Moyshe Hollender z”l (Replays)
Apr 9, 2016 • 60 min
Purim program with replays of Hasia Segal (Jokes), Martele Friedman (Purim Shpil), Reyzl Kirkel reads Betty Misheiker z”l’s “Der Feter Reb Zundl”, Moyshe Hollender z”l (Purim Shpil). Also, “Shoshanas Yaacoiv” from the Malavsky Family’s Purim album.
Purim! Hasia Segal, Myer Loketch, Yosef Lakhman, Miriam Libenson z”l (replays)
Apr 9, 2016 • 61 min
Purim program with replays of presentations by Hasia Segal, Myer Loketch, Yosef Lakhman, and Miriam Libenson z”l.
Yankele Bodo
Apr 9, 2016 • 62 min
Interview with veteran Israeli actor Yaacov (“Yankele”) Bodo.
Yankele Bodo (replay)
Apr 6, 2016 • 60 min
Interview with veteran Israeli actor Yaacov (“Yankele”) Bodo. (Replay from Mar. 30, 2016.)
Motl and Bella Murstein Part 1
Feb 25, 2016 • 60 min
In the first half of the show, following a brief news report from Kol Israel radio in Jerusalem, we feature part 1 of an interview with Motl and the late Bella Murstein, which we recorded in November 2012 but have not yet had an opportunity to air. Motl…
Leah Leavitt & Iosif Lakhman on “Archive Thief” by Lisa Leff; Miriam Libenson z”l: Hanukkah (1998, replay)
Dec 10, 2015 • 61 min
Sholem Berger, Amram Deutsch pt 2, Myer Loketch: Hanukkah (replay)
Dec 3, 2015 • 60 min
Zackary Sholem Berger discusses his new book of poetry One Nation Taken Out of Another. Poetry Reading with Sholem Berger Monday, Dec 14, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Workmen’s Circle Building, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445 Zackary Sholem Berger…
Amram Deutsch, Shmuel Norich (replay), Mikhl Zajac (replay from 2007)
Dec 2, 2015 • 3584 min
Interview (part 1) with Mr. Amram Deutsch of Los Angeles, a survivor of the Holocaust originally from Sighet, and a cofounder or LA’s Congregation Bais Naftoli. Replay of last week’s interview with Shmuel Norich, publisher of the Yiddish Forward. Replay…
Forward Publisher Sam Norich; Avi Hoffman (Replay)
Nov 18, 2015 • 60 min
Sam Norich, publisher of the Yiddish Forverts newspaper, gives an update on recent, current, and upcoming features of the Forverts, its web site (yiddish.forward.com), social media (e.g., @Forverts on Twitter). Avi Hoffman talks about his role as Willie…
Avi Hoffman: Toyt Fun A Seylsman; Iosif Lakhman: Beilis Protses (Replay)
Nov 12, 2015 • 64 min
Avi Hoffman talks about his role as Willie Loman in the Yiddish translation of the late Jewish playwright Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. Iosif Lakhman discusses the Beilis Trial, which took place 100 years ago. (Replay)
Rabbi Kolakowski, Dovid Mermelstein
Nov 4, 2015 • 60 min
Interview with Rabbi Joseph (Itzik-Leyb) Kolakowski, from upstate New York, about his recent article in the Forward: I’m an Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi and I Support Women’s Ordination. Interview, part 2, with Dovid Mermelstein, leader of President of the…
Anita Norich (Replay from May 2015), Gladys Heiten Z”L
Oct 14, 2015 • 3576 min
Replay of interview with Anita Norich, Professor of English and Jewish Studies at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, about her newest book, Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century. Gladys Heitin was a long-time friend of our…
Rosh Hashonah 2015: Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein (replay)
Sep 9, 2015 • 60 min
Main interview: Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein of Mehadrin Kashrus — mehadrin.org (replay from 2013, slightly shortened due to time constraints). Greetings from our sponsors Israel Book Shop, BLER Travel, The Butcherie, and Cheryl Ann’s Bakery. Greetings from…
Live from Yidish-Vokh by Yugntruf in Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD
Aug 13, 2015 • 3556 min
Live broadcast from the “Yidish-Vokh” (Yiddish Week), a summer vacation week organized by the Yugntruf (Youth for Yiddish) organization (@yugntruf, yugntruf.org) at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD, with special guests Arele Vishwanat, Reyna…
Memorial for 12 August 1952 Victims: Gennady Estraikh, Iosif Lakhman
Jul 29, 2015 • 61 min
From our archives, Iosif Lakhman’s 2008 presentation of both historical overview and personal perspective on the events of 12 August 1952, often referred to as the “Night of the Murdered Poets”. Gennady Estraikh’s 2012 interview goes into facts and…
Theo Bikel: In Ondenk; Moishe Rosenfeld: Remembering Theo Bikel
Jul 23, 2015 • 60 min
Excerpts from 2002 and 2015 interviews with Theodore Bikel previously aired on the Yiddish Voice; we talk with Theo Bikel’s longtime producer and friend Moishe Rosenfeldof Golden Land Productions (www.goldenland.com). Theodore Bikel, the Tony-nominated…
Theo Bikel
Jun 24, 2015 • 3586 min
Legendary actor and singer Theo Bikel talks about the new film about him, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem, and about his recently republished book, Theo: An Autobiography. For further information on the film, which is currently in…
Anita Norich (repeat), Lilke Meisner Z”L (from the archives)
Jun 24, 2015 • 59 min
Purim: Yoely Lebowitz, et al
May 28, 2015 • 60 min
Highlights: previously aired: Yoely Lebowitz (interview); Moshe Hollender (z”l) (Kiddush for Purim); Sholem Beinfeld (discusses Ruth Wisse’s book No Joke: Making Jewish Humor) Air date: March 4, 2015
In Memory of Moyshe (Morris) Hollender
Feb 25, 2015 • 3577 min
In memory of the late Mr. Moyshe (Morris) Hollender, who recently passed away. Hollender was a survivor of death camps in World War II. In his later years he served as Gabbai, Torah reader, and Ba’al Tefillah at Temple Beth Israel in Waltham, MA. For many…
Kolya Borodulin (Replay) and Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch: Litvakus: Raysn (Replay)
Feb 25, 2015 • 60 min
Avrohom Zaks (Replay)
Feb 25, 2015 • 60 min
Bella Bryks-Klein (Replay) and Kolya Borodulin
Feb 25, 2015 • 3579 min
Avrohom Fuchs (Part 3) and Miriam Libenson: Tu BeShvat (Replay)
Feb 25, 2015 • 60 min
Avrohom Fuchs (Part 1)
Feb 25, 2015 • 3571 min
Michael Felsenbaum (Part 2)
Jan 13, 2015 • 3510 min
Highlights: Michael Felsenbaum’s interview, part 2; Morris Hollender Z”L: his performance of KEIL MOLEH RACHAMIM from Gann Academy High School 2009 Yom HaShoah
Michael Felsenbaum (Pt. 1)
Jan 7, 2015 • 59 min
Highlights: Interview with author Michael Felsenbaum (part 1). Morris Hollender Z”L (replay): Purim Kiddush and short interview. Played in his memory: he died the previous day Dec. 30, 2014. Cantor Ken Richmond sings Auld Lang Syne in Yiddish.
Avrohom Zaks
Dec 26, 2014 • 3004 min
Highlights: interview with Avrohom Zaks, Yiddish-language radio presenter from Kol Israel (Israel)’s daily Yiddish radio program; farewell to Hanukkah with Reb Moshe Hollender’s heymish Honeirus Hololu, and greetings for Hanukkah for this end of the 8th…
Bella Bryks-Klein
Dec 20, 2014 • 3566 min
Highlights: visit to the 48 Kalisher St home of Israel’s Bund/Workmen’s Circle, including a lengthy interview with its director Bella Bryks-Klein, sounds from the Hanukkah party/concert with singer Yoni Eilat, Rivka Basman Ben Haim reading one of her…
Khazn Moyshe Kraus
Dec 20, 2014 • 59 min
Highlights: an interview with the one and only Khazn Moyshe Kraus.
Zisl Slepivitch Interview, Litvakus CD “Raysn”
Dec 7, 2014 • 3574 min
Highlights: Interview with Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch and music from his band Litvakus’s new CD “Raysn”
Dovid FIshman (Replay)
Nov 26, 2014 • 3567 min
Highlights: interview with Dr. Dovid Fishman about the book he edited: “Droshes un Ksovim”, the 2009 book of writings in Yiddish by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (replay: last aired 21 July 2010). News report of previous day’s terrorist murders in Har Nof…
Eliezer Niborski (Replay) and Litvakus CD
Nov 7, 2014 • 59 min
Highlights: interview with Eliezer Niborski (replay: last aired 26 Feb 2014; recorded Aug 2013). Featured music: new CD “Raysn” by the band Litvakus.
Gennady Estraikh, Mira Kessler, Fish Street Klezmer - Airdate 29 October 2014
Oct 31, 2014 • 3201 min
Highlights: interviews with Gennady Estraikh from @forverts, singer Mira Kessler, + musicians Ken Richmond (@YiddishCantor) and Shira Shazeer. Kessler, Richmond, and Shazeer are appearing in the following YIDDISH CONCERT Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00…
Shemini Atseres - Airdate 15 October 2014
Oct 23, 2014 • 3554 min
Highlights (some repeated from last week): very short Erev Succos greeting from Cantor Kraus (Ottowa); from our archives: Miriam Libenson Lekoved Sukes (1997); Myer Loketch: Lekoved Sukes (2006)
Succos - Airdate 8 October 2014
Oct 22, 2014 • 3561 min
Highlights: very short Erev Succos greeting from Cantor Kraus (Ottowa); from our archives: Miriam Libenson Lekoved Sukes (1997); Myer Loketch: Lekoved Sukes (2006)
Yomim Noroim - Airdate 1 October 2014
Oct 3, 2014 • 60 min
Highlights: Kolya Borodulin discusses new online Yiddish classes starting soon at Workmens Circle (circle.org); from our archives: Myer Loketch: Lekoved di Yomim Noroim (2008)
Rosh Hashonah - Airdate 24 September 2014
Sep 26, 2014 • 3588 min
Highlights: from our archives: Avrohom Cohen (z”l) Interview: local Boston North Shore Baal Tfila demonstrates and discusses high holiday prayers; Prof. Mordkhe Schaechter (z”l): Yiddish sayings and expressions for holidays
Pre-Rosh Hashonah - Airdate 17 September 2014
Sep 24, 2014 • 62 min
Highlights: Greetings from Hasia Segal, Iosif Lakhman, Dovid Braun, and others. From the past: Miriam Libenson o”h: Yomim Naroim (replayed from previous 10sep14 week; played at end, slightly shortened due to time and a technical glitch) Reaired from last…
Pre-Rosh Hashonah - Airdate 10 September 2014
Sep 24, 2014 • 59 min
Highlights: From the past: Miriam Libenson o”h: Yomim Naroim Reaired from last show: Leye Leavitt: upcoming Boston Workmen’s Circle Yiddish activities Musical highlights: Malavsky Family: Rosh Hashonah News from Israel
David Mandelbaum, Boris Sandler Airdate 3 September 2014
Sep 8, 2014 • 59 min
Hasia Segal and Iosif Lakhman Greetings for 20th Anniv. and Live Show Replay
Sep 8, 2014 • 59 min
Replay of the previous week’s show (aired August 20, 2014), but slightly edited for length and with the addition of greetings by cohosts Hasia Segal and Iosif Lakhman on the occasion of the Yiddish Voice’s 20th anniversary. Original air date: August 27,…
The Yiddish Voice: 20th Anniversary Live Show
Aug 21, 2014 • 59 min
“The Yiddish Voice” Radio Show — Live from Yidish-Vokh! At the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD, in the Theatre 9 PM, Saturday Night, August 16 2014 The Yiddish Voice, the Yiddish-language radio show heard in Boston and on the…