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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 Lakhman, Dovid Braun, Sholem Beinfeld, and Mark David. Rivke Basman Ben-Haim, a world-renowned Yiddish poet and a good friend of Hasia's, presents a new, original poem that she composed specially for this occasion. Hankus Netsky is the founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and a leader in preserving and reviving Yiddish music, language, and culture. Shulman and Ritchie are Hasia's daughters. Lakhman, Braun, Beinfeld, and David are regular participants on the Yiddish Voice.

Original air date: Feb. 15, 2017

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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, primarily, and a few other things.

In memory of our cofound and cohost Hasia Segal o"h (see http://yiddishvoice.com/#announcements) we played one of Hasia's segments from our archives, an interview with Professor Rabbi Dovid Neiman (o"h). We'll be continuing to air segments from Hasia's radio archives in the coming weeks until our Shloyshim (Memorial) program, scheduled for Feb. 15, 2017.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast date: Feb. 2, 2017. NOTE: The interview with Zackary (Sholem) Berger was repeated the following week, Feb. 9, 2017.

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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 the passing of Hasia Segal. For further details, see our web site in the announcement section, here: http://yiddishvoice.com/#announcements In this broadcast we played one of Hasia's segments from our archives, an interview with Yiddishist Rabbi Gershon Winer (o"h). We'll be continuing to air segments from Hasia's radio archives in the coming weeks until our Shloyshim (Memorial) program, scheduled for Feb. 15, 2017.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast date: Jan. 25, 2017

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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 this morning.

Hasia Segal o"h: Dovid and Meyer were extremely saddened to announce that Hasia Segal died this past Monday night, January 16, 2017. Hasia (whose name you'll also find spelled Chasia, Chassia, or Khasye, and in English as Harriet) was a co-founder of the Yiddish-language radio show "The Yiddish Voice" (WUNR-1600AM, from 1994 to the present) and its predecessor "The Yiddish Hour" (WBRS-100.1FM, years 1990-1994). Further details were given on the air, and are currently on our web site in the announcement section, here: http://yiddishvoice.com/#announcements In this broadcast we played one of Hasia's segments from our archives, a presentation about the Boston Zionist hero Dewey Stone. We'll be continuing to air segments from Hasia's radio archives in the coming weeks until our Shloyshim (Memorial) program, scheduled for Feb. 15, 2017.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast date: Jan. 18, 2017

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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 Pop is a web site, yiddishpop.com, giving online, automated Yiddish classes with animation and sound geared toward grade school age kids. We spoke about Yiddishpop with Brukhe Lang, who writes the course materials.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast dates: Jan. 4, 2017, and repeated verbatim (except for news update) the following week, Jan. 11, 2017

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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 phone in Berlin, Germany.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast date: Dec. 21, 2016

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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 Libenson's presentation for Hanukkah is from 1993. Both were originally broadcast on Di Yidishe Sho (The Yiddish Hour) on WBRS 100.1 FM/Waltham, MA. Hanukkah music rounds out the show.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast date: Dec. 28, 2016

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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 of holocaust survivors in Los Angeles. You'll learn more about him in our interview.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast date: Dec. 14, 2016

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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 learn more about him in our interview.

Also: news report from Kol Israel in Jerusalem presented by Avremi Zaks.

Original broadcast date: Dec. 7, 2016

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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 Seminary. Since 2013, he has also served as the Naomi Prawer Kadar Visiting Professor of Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Roskies was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.

Roskies has published nine books, including, notably, Yiddishlands (2008), a personal and family memoir described as a "whirlwind tour of modern Yiddish culture", which is discussed in detail in his interview with the Yiddish Voice. Roskies received his undergraduate and graduate education at Brandeis University, where he received his doctorate in 1975. He was an early member of the highly influential Havurat Shalom in Somerville, MA, and co-founded Yugntruf (Youth for Yiddish; yugntruf.org), an organization of Yiddish-speaking young adults.

Also: music: Vaserl (Yugntruf); Rozhinkes mit Mandlen (Freydele Oisher); Besarabye (Miryem-Khaye Seigel; Dem Milners Trern (Yiddish Princess)

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