Episode 17: Who knows three – yiddish stories?

Three yiddish stories hit the airwaves with accompanying music:

“Mazel Tov” – I.M. Weissenberg
“A Quiet Garden Spot” – Shalom Asch
“Dreyfus in Kasrilevske” – Sholom Aleichem

Accompanying music by Black Ox Orkestar, Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Andy Statman and Zev Feldman, and Boban Markovic Orkestar. Readings by Malcah.

While Sholom Aleichem recounts the news of the Dreyfus Affair travelling to Eastern Europe, the show concludes with a presentation by Dr. Ariel Salzmann: “What will we learn from l’affair Arar?” Dr. Salzmann discusses the parallels between the anti-semitic fervor that led to Alfred Dreyfus’ unjust trial and the anti-Muslim attitudes and policies that led to Maher Arar’s rendition.

One Response

  1. […] One thing that seems  missing from this site is resources about the revival of Yiddish language, or contemporary Yiddish culture, as the tone of the website seems to be very much an archive of a dead language and past era. This kind of Yiddish revival may not be huge in Melbourne, but is definitely something I know Melbourne yids my age (such as the writers for this blog, for example) are interested in, and have access to in this internet age. I mean bands like The Shondes, organisations like The Workman’s Circle, and projects like radio 613. […]

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