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Tag Archives: Yiddish

“The God of Vengeance”: Is the Play Immoral?

A father lives with his wife and teenage daughter above the brothel that he owns.¬† It’s a simple story. A young girl is drawn to a world forbidden her. A … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Treasures and “Shandas” from the Collection on Yiddish theater

In the early decades of the twentieth century, the streets of the Lower East Side were plastered with theatrical advertisements for Der yidisher kenig lir and Mentsh un Tayvl. ¬†Second … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

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