Sep 29, 2016
A Yiddish Musical That Never Was
Camp Boiberik opened in the 1920s and closed in 1979, and if you will indulge a momentary digression form the topic, allow me to illustrate the importance of the camp to the subject matter
Apr 26, 2016
It was in 1910 that the Yidishes tageblatt (Jewish Daily News) observed, with some dismay, “Where other nationalities spend the bulk of their money at weddings, funerals and processions, the Jew has h
Apr 13, 2016
Should a married woman visit a Yiddish music hall?
“What a strange question,” you might think. Why would it be a problem if someone went to a music hall simply to have some fun? In the early 1900s, the answer was complicated.
Mar 07, 2016
Rare Yiddish Manuscripts from Helsinki Performed Again
In 2005, a room full of forgotten archival materials from the Jewish community of Helsinki was discovered in the cellar of a house in the center of the Finnish capital.