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Yiddish Theater

Stage Door: A Christmas Memory, On the Other Side of the River

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The story opens with a gentle exclaim: "It's fruitcake weather!" Sook, a 60-something Southern woman, and Buddy, a young boy, embark on their yearly Christmas ritual: baking holiday fruitcakes. The tenderness between the two, locked together in a Depression-era world, is the essence of A Christmas Memory.

There's More To Shtetl Humor Than Tevye the Dairyman

George Heymont | Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-08-26-yiddish.jpgBack before World War II (when Yiddish was a thriving language) it was standard practice for the great works of literature and song to be translated into Yiddish.

Sidney Lumet: The Prince of New York City

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Sidney Lumet was a quintessential New Yorker -- street smart with a bleeding heart and a head full of immigrant, everyman voices.