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Yiddish Comedian S. Dzigan / שמעון דז’יגן 1977


המערכון ‘אצל רופא השיניים’ (ביי דעם צאן דאקטאר) בכיכובם של שמעון דז’יגן, יעקב בודו, יצחק חביס וברונקה זלצמן מתוך התכנית ‘הערב עם דז’יגן’ שהופקה ובוימה ב-1977 ע”י אנדרי קאלאראשו.
Legendary Yiddish Comedian, Shimon Dzigan, in the sketch ‘At The Dentist’ from his one hour special on IBA Israel Television from 1977.

“Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish, English: How I See Jewish Languages Are Settling Into Their Own Spaces”


Ethan Kaseff, 2012 January term Yiddish student, describes the roles of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Yiddish in the past and present, how Yiddish has joined the “canon” of historical/textual Jewish languages in the American Jewish context, as well as the role of English today.

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Worship Should Be The Secondary Activity Of Our Community: Jewish Identity As A Guidance For Life


Lawrence Bush, Editor of Jewish Currents magazine, shares his pleas for the secular community to appreciate the teachings of the Talmud, as well as for the religious community to open up to the broader Jewish audience.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:…

Deciding That Judaism Would Be Part Of My Life: My Participation in Jewish Youth Groups


Ethan Kaseff, 2012 January term Yiddish student, reflects on how participating in youth groups meant an active decision to make Judaism a part of his life. Ethan describes how he enjoyed the discussions and sense of familiarity in his youth groups.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:….

I Have To Be Involved In The World: Why I Appreciate Being Jewish


Milly Guberman Kravetz gives her advice fro the next generation and speaks to the personal and historical implications of being Jewish.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:….

Wanting To Fit In: Remembering My First Experience In A Non-Jewish Environment


Phyllis Herda talks about beginning to realize the dichotomy between her Jewish and American identities.… to learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project.

“Part Of Me Feels Sad”: How Jewish Identity Is Different Across Generations


Phyllis Herda describes the difference between her generation and the next generation of Jewish Americans.… to learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project.

Growing Up In Chelsea, MA, A Jewish Immigrant Community


Phyllis Herda recalls the Jewish community of her childhood in Chelsea, MA.… to learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project.

Orthodox NYC Jews protest proposed Israeli draft
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The ultra-Orthodox insist their young men serve the nation through prayer and study, thus preserving Jewish learning and heritage, and by maintaining a pious way of life that has kept Jewish culture alive through centuries of persecution. But the 
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12 Years a Slave & Esther

by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.

7 Ways to Connect to God

Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.

Suing Parents

by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.

3 Steps to Teach Kids How to be Happy

by Adina Soclof
It’s Purim time, is everyone happy? If not, try these tools with your kids.

The Square

by David Suissa
The Arabs of Egypt are screaming for the rights that the Arabs in Israel already have.

Video: Purim & The Academy Awards

by Rabbi Yaakov Salomon
Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.

When God’s Face is Hidden

by Karen Wolfers Rapaport
Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.

Healthy Purim Dishes

by Chava Dumas
This Purim express your love for one another with delicious, life-enhancing cuisine.

Is AIPAC’s Influence in Decline?

by Emuna Braverman
If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.

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Video: Crash Course on Purim

by Rabbi Avraham Goldhar
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

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