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Syndication

  • 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: https://lokifilms.com/one-of-us/
  • Zvi Gitelman, professor of political science at University of Michigan, in an interview from 2009. Gitelman and 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/1917Conference
  • Music: Di Kozakn: words and music by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, performed by Meyshke Alpert; Rusishe Sher (vintage klezmer), performed by Abe Schwartz Orchestra
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS from Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Air Date: October 25, 2017

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  • 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 he created, such as a searchable Yiddish-English dictionary and a searchable archive of the complete works of the writer Sholem Aleichem. Professor Finkel's Yiddish resources web page is online here: https://www.cs.uky.edu/~raphael/yiddish.html See also Prof. Finkel's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raphael_Finkel
  • Christa Whitney, director of the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, discussed Beyle: The Artist and Her Legacy, a a documentary short film currently in production of which she is producer and co-director. The film is about Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, the late Yiddish activist poet, and artist. A kickstarter campain is currently underway to fund the film. See: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yiddishbookcenter/beyle-the-artist-and-her-legacya-yiddish-book-cent Dovid Braun, who was and remains active in Beyle's extended Yiddish neighborhood, participated in the interview.
  • Music: Zumerteg: performance, words, and music by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; Harbstlid: performed by Janet Leuchter and Meyshke Alpert, words and music by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS from Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Air Date: October 18, 2017

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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 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 last week.)
  • Rav Itzchak Kin: a few questions about Succos. (Excerpt repeated from last week.)
  • Rav Myer Loketch: Succos: Di 4 Minim (The 4 Species) (Repeated from 2007.)
  • Miriam Libenson z"l: Succos and Simchas Torah (Repeated from the early 1990's)
  • Music: Suki Berry, et al: A Sukele; Mordche Kershman: Fun Geshem Kayn Gelt Iz Nito; Itzhak Perlman and the Klezmatics: Simkhes Toyre Time; Malavsky Family: Hoshano
  • 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)

Air Date: October 11, 2017

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  • 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 last week.)
  • Rav Itzchak Kin: a few questions about Succos. (Excerpt repeated from last week.)
  • Rav Myer Loketch: Succos: Di 4 Minim (The 4 Species) (Repeated from 2007.)
  • Miriam Libenson z"l: Succos and Simchas Torah (Repeated from the early 1990's)
  • Music: Suki Berry, et al: A Sukele; Mordche Kershman: Fun Geshem Kayn Gelt Iz Nito; Sidor Belarsky: Sisu Vesimkhu (in Hebrew); Abe Schwartz Orchestra: Simkhes Toyre Nokh Di Hakofes (vintage klezmer/instrumental) Yidisher Orchestra: Simchas Torah (vintage klezmer/instrumental)
  • 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)

Air Date: October 4, 2017

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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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