Dovid Braun & Itzik Gottesman on Yiddish New York & Libe Gritz (Repeat)

Dec 14, 201861 minutes

  • Dovid Braun and Itzik Gottesman discuss the upcoming Yiddish New York festival of Yiddish languge and culture. Yiddish linguist Braun will be presenting an advanced workshop on Yiddish dialects in Yiddish during Yiddish New York. Gottesman, a PhD and internationally recognized scholar of Yiddish language and culture, is a producer of Yiddish New York. Info:
  • Libe Gritz talks about the upcoming concert by the Boston Workmen's Circle's A Besere Velt chorus at Yiddish New York. The concert titled "Sing Out, Fight Back! – A Besere Velt Chorus!" takes place SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2:45 – 4:00pm At the Town and Village Synagogue, 334 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003. Libe (also known as Linda) Gritz is a leading member, often a soloist, of the chorus, which sings almost entirely in Yiddish. She is a long-time member and leader of the Boston Workmen's Circle, active in Yiddish language and culture as well as social justice. Info web site for A Besere Velt: Info web site for Yiddish New York: Yiddish New York special-events page with info on the concert: (This interview originally aired on Dec 5 2017.)
  • Music:
    • A Besere Velt, Boston Workmen's Circle Yiddish Chorus: Yugnt Himen (Youth Hymn), lyrics by Shmerke Kaczerginski, music by Basye Rubin - from
    • Shmuel Rudenski, Lea Dulitzkaya, and Cast: Tog Ayn, Tog Oys, Libst Mikh Sertse, Vayt fun Mayn Liber Heym, from the record ‏אַ פֿידלער אױפֿן דאַך (A Fidler Afn Dakh) (Columbia Records, Israel, 1965)
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

Air date: December 12, 2018

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