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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 Voice friends, supporters, and participants who died during the past year.
  • Rabbi Itzchak Kin: questions and answers for the ten days of repentance from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur.
  • Music: "Un'sane Tokef" (a part of the Musaf service for both Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur) performed by Shmuel Malavsky & Family and by Josef Rosenblatt (excerpt: "K'vakoras")
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS from Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
  • Additional background/incidental music: Cantor Gershon Sirota: Keil Moleh Rachamim ("God full of compassion", remembrance prayer for the departed); Goldie Malavsky: Zochreinu L'Chayim; Itzhak Perlman, Dov Seltzer, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Afn Veg Shteyt A Boym

Air Date: September 27, 2017

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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 after the German takeover in 1941. Mrs. Lefman is a founding and active member of the Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants of Greater Boston.
  • Miriam Libenson (repeat, first aired on the Yiddish Hour, WBRS, in 1993): a discussion of Rosh Hashona/Yom Kippur, and featuring some of Miriam's own original poems
  • Music: Eastern-European style music of the High Holiday season in Yiddish and Hebrew by cantors Goldie Malavsky, Josef Rosenblatt
  • Music: Harbstlid: Words and Music by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Sung by Janet Leuchter and Meyshke Alpert
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS from Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
  • Ending instrumental music: AFN VEG SHTEYT A BOYM from Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (with Itzhak Perlman performing and Dov Seltzer conducting): Tradition

Air Date: September 20, 2017

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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 the director of Mehadrin Kashrus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. For info: http://www.vaad.org/new-york-manhattan/mehadrin-kashrus/. (Note: shortened, edit version of an interview recorded and first aired in 2015.)
    • Tania Lefman, Holocaust survivor, recalls both her happy childhood in prewar Koretz, Poland, as well as her struggle to stay alive after the German takeover in 1941. Mrs. Lefman is a founding and active member of the Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants of Greater Boston.
  • Music: Eastern-European style music of the High Holiday season in Yiddish and Hebrew by cantors Sholem Katz, Josef Rosenblatt, & Mordechai Herschman
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS from Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
  • Ending instrumental music: AFN VEG SHTEYT A BOYM from Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (with Itzhak Perlman performing and Dov Seltzer conducting): Tradition

Air Date: September 13, 2017

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  • 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. professor emeritus of history and co-chief editor of the Comprehensive Yiddish-English dictionary, for help conducting the interview.
  • Rav Avrohom Marmorstein: a discussion of the High Holidays, and also a little about the Rabbi, his background, and about Yiddish. Rav Marmorstein is the director of Mehadrin Kashrus on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. For info: http://www.vaad.org/new-york-manhattan/mehadrin-kashrus/. (Note: shortened, edit version of an interview recorded and first aired in 2015.)
  • Music: Eastern-European style music of the High Holiday season in Yiddish and Hebrew by cantors Samual Malavsky (& Family), Berele Chagy, Leibele Waldman, & Moishe Koussevitzky

Air Date: September 6, 2017

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  • 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 with a cameo appearance by Rivke David, joining regular host Meyer David live in studio! Henceforth Leye/Sholem/Rivke/Meyer....
  • Greetings for the New Year Holidays from our Sponsors were read by Leye
  • Yiddish Cultural and Educational happenings closer to and farther from Boston were announced by Sholem, Meyer, and Leye
  • Leye gave a more in-depth report on Yiddish teaching at Boston Workmen's Circle this Summer.
  • Special cameo appearance by Rivke, who endorsed her former Yiddish teacher Leye, as well as Arbeter Ring chorus, having sung with them in the past.
  • Leye related her sublime Israel/Jewish travel experience from her summer
  • Meyer related bits of his terrific summer experience at Yidish-Vokh
  • Sholem and Leye Leavitt discussed their as yet unknown but hopefully soon to be roles as subtitlers of the forthcoming reissue of arguably the greatest Yiddish film of all time, Yidl Mitl Fidl.
  • Music: high holiday music by Malavsky Family, Cantor Sholem Katz; excerpts of songs that honor workers, in honor of our American holiday Labor Day: Mayn Rue Platz (Nikitov), Dem Milners Trern (Sidor Belarsky), Di Shvue (Mlotek Bundist Yugnt Khor)
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  • 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 a Yiddish conference in Stockholm
  • Hy Wolfe -- actor, singer, co-president of the Hebrew Actors' Foundation -- talks about recent developments with the organization and his vision for its future
  • Music: selections from the Milken CD Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage: Volume 1: Abraham Ellstein & Other Songwriters of His Circle (http://www.milkenarchive.org/music/albums/view/great-songs-of-the-yiddish-stage-volume-1)

Air Date: August 23, 2017

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  • 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, which just ended its 17th summer session, and a bit about herself.
  • Joel Wollman, a collector of antiques, was interviewed about rare photographs which were recently published in the July 2017 issue of the Yiddish Moment Magazine. See http://momentmagazine.org for info.
  • Maykhl (tasty dish) Ripinyik: Judy Altmann from Stamford, CT, originally from Jasina, Czechoslovakia (pre-WWII), continues our mini series on a mysterious Yiddish word. She recalls a baked dish named "Ripinyik", a Yiddish word that seems to be only known to former inhabitants of the shtetl Jasina (as it was known in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia): listen to the recipe: if you have heard of this dish by another name, or you've heard of this dish by this name, please contact the Yiddish Voice and let us know: radio@yv.org More info on this "maykhl" will be given in a later broadcast.

Air Date: August 16, 2017

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  • 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 (https://yiddishsong.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/rokhl-mevako-al-boneho-performed-by-esther-korshin/)
  • Excerpts of Max Kohn's 2012 interview with the late Eli Wiesel in recognition of his first yortsayt
  • Excerpts of the late Iosif Lakhman's 2012 talk about the murdered Soviet-Yiddish writers for upcoming 65th anniversary of 12 August 1952, or the "Night of the Murdered Poets"
  • Kolye Borodulin is interviewed by phone about forthcoming Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) "Yiddishland" adult summer camp and Fall 2017 Yiddish Internet classes
  • Maykhl (tasty dish) Ripinyik: Esti Shnek from Haifa, Israel, originally from Jasina, Czechoslovakia (pre-WWII), starts our mini series on a mysterious Yiddish word. She recalls a baked dish named "Ripinyik", a Yiddish word that seems to be only known to former inhabitants of the shtetl Jasina (as it was known in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia): listen to the recipe: if you have heard of this dish by another name, or you've heard of this dish by this name, please contact the Yiddish Voice and let us know: radio@yv.org More info on this "maykhl" will be given in a later broadcast.

Air Date: August 9, 2017

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  • 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, which we aired without his music. This time we have a lot less of his talk, but a bit more of his music.

  • Interview with Danny Finkelman, executive-producer of "Menashe", the hit Yiddish-language film.

  • Additional featured music: Mame-Loshn, CD by Nikitov, featuring Yiddish translations of English pop hits

Air Date: August 2, 2017

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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 national run on Los Angeles and New York, we are reairing the interview once again.

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In the second half of our show, we turn to sad semi-holiday Tisha B'Ov, which falls this coming week on Monday night and Tuesday, by featuring some of the best presentations from past years, namely, the late Miriam Libenson's 1995 presentation for Tisha B'Ov and excerpts from a much more recent (2010) interview about Tisha B'Ov in our time with Rabbi Simon Jacobson of the Meaning Life Center (https://www.meaningfullife.com/).

Air Date: July 26, 2017

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