66 episodes

Vaybertaytsh is a podcast for the Yiddish-speaking and Yiddish-curious.

Vaybertaytsh Sosye-Fraydl Fox

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Vaybertaytsh is a podcast for the Yiddish-speaking and Yiddish-curious.

    Episode 61: Rivke Margolis | רבקה מאַרגאָליס

    Episode 61: Rivke Margolis | רבקה מאַרגאָליס

    In this episode, our guest host Esther Singer talks to Rivke Margolis, a professor at Monash University in Melbourne. They talked about queer yiddishkayt, Yiddish pedagogy, and comparing Yiddish to other minority languages. Thanks to Esther for being our first guest host in a very long time!

    Episode 60: Etl Niborski | עטל ניבאָרסקי

    Episode 60: Etl Niborski | עטל ניבאָרסקי

    I'm so pumped about this conversation with Etl Niborski, recorded in Tel Aviv this past summer. Etl is a 19-year-old left-wing activist and a native Yiddish speaker who recently completed her national service working in a school in Jaffa for at-risk youth. We talked all about what it’s like to be an Israeli at the end of high school — all of the complicated decisions one has to make about joining the military or finding a way not to — how her Yiddishist background impacts her political thinking, what it was like to be a Yiddish-speaking, non-Hasidic kid on the streets of Jerusalem, and about her current Yiddish activities and projects.

    Episode 59: ?דער ייִדישער פּאָדקאַסט – װוּהין | The Yiddish Podcast Today

    Episode 59: ?דער ייִדישער פּאָדקאַסט – װוּהין | The Yiddish Podcast Today

    In this episode, Sosye and Meyer Dovid from the long-running Yiddish radio show Dos Yidishe Kol chat all things Yiddish, podcasting, and — you guessed it — Yiddish podcasting. It was a pleasure to get to know Meyer Dovid better, and to learn a bit about his radio show’s trajectory. You can see a concise version of our conversation in Yiddish and in English translation at In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. Thank you to In geveb’s blog team for proposing this idea and collaborating with both of our shows on this episode!

    Episode 58: Miriam Udel | מרים יודל

    Episode 58: Miriam Udel | מרים יודל

    It was wonderful to get a chance to speak to Miriam Udel, sof-kol-sof! Miriam is associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Emory University. She recently published Honey on the Page (NYU Press, October 2020 — happy 1st birthday to the book!), a rich resource of nearly fifty Yiddish stories and poems in English translation. We chatted children’s literature, Miriam’s background story with Judaism, her rabbinical studies at Yeshivat Maharat, and much more.

    Episode 57: Isabel Frey | איזאַבעל פֿרײַ

    Episode 57: Isabel Frey | איזאַבעל פֿרײַ

    What a pleasure to get to know Isabel Frey! Isabel is a Vienna-based Yiddish musician with a wonderful new-ish album called Millennial Bundist. We talked about being Jewish in Vienna, her left-wing activism and her departure from the Zionism of her youth, as well as her music and her future plans. I know you'll love her story as well as her music! Read more about her and check out her music at https://www.isabelfrey.com/

    Episode 55: Paula Teitelbaum | פּערל טײטלבױם

    Episode 55: Paula Teitelbaum | פּערל טײטלבױם

    You might know Perl as your former or current Yiddish teacher. You might know her as a person with the lovely singing voice at the zingeray. You might know her as your ESL teacher (okay, probably her ESL students aren’t listening to Vaybertaytsh). How do I know Perl? She’s one of my best friend’s mames, and since I had kind of a weird family life, I spent a lot of my time - like, really a lot of it - in Perl’s house, spending time with her daughter Shifra. So maybe it is a little strange that it took so long for me to interview Perl, but nu, better late than never. I had a blast learning more about her youth and her immigration to America, her experiences teaching Yiddish and ESL, and so much more. Enjoy!

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איך האָב ליב דיין פּאָדקאַסט!!!

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my fav podcast

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Excellent podcasts....go Yiddishkeit!!!

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