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Animation Sings New Life into Once Popular Yiddish Songs

 Presented by Jane Peppler Musician, composer, singer, translator Jane Peppler has been researching brilliant but forgotten Yiddish theater songs for more than a decade. How, then, to get people to listen to these obscure but marvellous songs, when most people have heard - and loved - only the same 20 Yiddish songs over and over again? Animation was […]

A Gallery of Missing Husbands: Tracing Runaway Husbands and Lost Relatives

The great sweeps of Jewish immigration to the Americas in the early 1900s brought with them an epidemic of abandoned wives and children. So much so that the most popular Yiddish paper teamed up with a newly-created Jewish agency to help reunite families. A Galeria fun Farshvundene Mener/ A Gallery of Missing Husbands, which spanned […]

HINDCAST/FORECAST: How the YIVO Vilna Digitization Project Helps Us Grasp Our Present and Future

No less than miracles, fierce dedication, and surprising ingenuity led to the gathering, safeguarding, and ultimately making widely accessible a most precious collection of Jewish manuscripts and books. In January 2022, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research completed the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project, a 7-year initiative to digitize the materials YIVO had […]