Saul Noam Zaritt is an assistant professor of Yiddish literature at Harvard University. He received his doctorate in Jewish literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and he is the founding editor of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies (ingeveb.org). We reached him by phone at his office in Cambridge, MA. The interview was conducted by Sholem Beinfeld, a regular contributor to the Yiddish Voice, co-Editor in Chief of the Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary and Professor of History, Emeritus, Washington University, St. Louis.
Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
Hanukkah greetings were presented by our lovely friends Motl Murstein, Sholem Beinfeld, and Dovid Braun.
Bruchas (Hanukkah blessing #1) by Ben Gailing, from Oy Chanukah (by The Klezmer Conservatory Band)
Blessing of the Candles (Brochot) (Hanukkah blessing #2) by Moishe Oysher, from "The Moishe Oysher Chanukah Party"
Shehechiyonu by David Kusevitsky, from "50 min with David Kusevitsky"
Mo-oz Tsur by Eli Lipsker's Children's Choir and Orchestra, solo by Avremel Friedman, from "Sing Original Chassidic Melodies"
Haneiros Hallolu (We Kindle These Candles) by Seymour Silbermintz & The Boys, from "Sing With Seymour"
Borukh Ate Zingt der Tate by Judith Clurman (conductor) with Essential Voices USA, from "Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit"
Ikh Bin a Kleyner Dreydl by Lori Cahan-Simon, words and music by Mikhl Gelbart, from "Chanukah is Freylekh! A Yiddish Chanukah Celebration. Songs My Bubbe Should Have Taught Me: Volume Two"
Kh'bin a Dreydl by Pripetshik Singers with Binyumin Schaechter as music director, words and music by Beyle Schaechter Gottesman, from "Fli, Mayn Flishlang"
Chanuke O Chanuke by Martha Schlamme, words and music by Mordkhe Rivesman, from "Sings Jewish Folk Songs"
Akht Likhtlekh by Pripetshik Singers, with with Binyumin Schaechter as music director, words and music by Beyle Schaechter Gottesman, from "Fli, Mayn Flishlang"
"O, Ir Kleine Lichtelech" by Sidor Belarsky with Vladimir Heifetz as music director, words by Morris Rosenfeld, from "Chanukah Festival of Songs"