April 15, 2019

The World of Sara Levy

Sara Levy studied with Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, son of J. S. Bach, and became an accomplished keyboardist. She also supported a Jewish orphanage in Berlin and was a known salon hostess.
May 24, 2018

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Act on the Stage

Matchmakers and the Yiddish dramatic repertoire––the latest Plotting Yiddish Drama batch shows why this combination is a perfect match.
February 12, 2018

Rubber Bullets at False Targets: On Dzigan and Shumacher’s Performance in the Soviet Union

Shimen Dzigan and Isroel Schumacher’s professional artistic career began as actors in the experimental Yiddish theatre “Ararat,” in Łódź .
September 24, 2017

Something Special for the High Holidays

Kol Nidre on Broadway, a cantor with a voice that sounds like fifty canaries, and other High Holiday gigs in turn-of-the-century New York City.
January 16, 2017

Sholem Asch: God of Vengeance is Not an Immoral Play

Because of the wrong interpretation of my play, *The God of Vengeance*, now running at the Apollo Theatre, I wish to make the following statement…
September 29, 2016

“A day that tortured my body and tormented my soul”: Bertha Kalich’s Kol Nidre in Bucharest

Bertha Kalich (1874-1939) was a great actress on the Yiddish and English-language stage.