Broadcasting the treasures of Yiddish and exploring cultural treasures, not only of the riches of the Yiddish past, but also of the cultures around us.
The Power of the Tongue - Al Franken
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue," the Proverb teaches. In this midrash-inspired monsa, the parts of the body are caught in a power struggle to determine where real human power lies.
Labzik the Depression Dog - Chance Bone
The great Chaver Paver created the king of all underdogs — Labzik — in 1935. Here, Chance Bone reads a new translation of this classic Yiddish story accompanied by his own original music.
Domestic Bliss - Mindy Sterling
In our second tale by Y. L. Peretz, Chaim, a hardworking street porter, may not know much about the holy books but he is eager to take comfort in the hope of heavenly reward. But is the promise of divine bliss all that it can be?
The Pious Cat - Eli Batalion
A super sanctimonious cat tries to find the best way to deliver the sinful canaries of the world from evil — with murderous results. A Y. L. Peretz classic, written in 1893.
Rachel the Clever - Laurie Metcalf
In a classic tale from Poland, Rachel, a young woman of profound intelligence, solves a series of riddles that take her far beyond her humble origins and into the ranks of nobility... with some puzzling results.
The Market Wedding - Anne Meara
When Morris the fishmonger and Minnie the hat seller fall in love, Morris comes up with a wedding plan designed to deliver the very best for his beloved bride-to-be . . . with unexpected consequences.
I love the way this podcast brings these classic stories to life and lets is revel in a storytelling tradition that may have disappeared forever. Thank you for this!
Great work, I listen every month
Classic Yiddish stories with a modern, progressive flair! Luv it!