8 episodes

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.

Monsa Monste‪r‬ Yiddishkayt

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 4 min
    Labzik the Depression Dog - Chance Bone

    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.

    • 13 min
    Domestic Bliss - Mindy Sterling

    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?

    • 9 min
    The Pious Cat - Eli Batalion

    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.

    • 6 min
    Rachel the Clever - Laurie Metcalf

    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.

    • 6 min
    The Market Wedding - Anne Meara

    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.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Mulik1974 ,

Absolutely delightful!

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!

Klarele ,

Great work, I listen every month

Classic Yiddish stories with a modern, progressive flair! Luv it!

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