Nov 22 2009

Jews in the Modern World and on your iPod

by at 10:31 am

Lately, I’ve happened upon some interesting radio programs and podcasts on Yiddish and modern Jewish life in Europe (Australia?) that I thought I’d share:

  • “Heart And Soul: New Jewish life in Berlin” on BBC World Service 18/11/2009
  • PRI’s Selected Shorts: Rebel Yiddish Writers: Moishe Nadir’s “My First Love” and Sholem Asch’s “A Quiet Garden Spot.”
  • Yiddish Radio Program (in Yiddish) from Australia including a recent show about Jews in Switzerland. The interviewer admonishes the Swiss Jewish author interviewed, Roger Reiss, for having a very Germanified Yiddish. Also there’s a funny moment when Reiss calls Switzerland די מדינה (“di medine“)—the country, using the Yiddish word of Hebrew origin, which often specifically means the State of Israel, rather than the word לאַנד (“land“). (At least, that’s my definitely non-expert take…)
  • Klezmer Attitude: klezmer podcast in French. The host plays a lot of music, so don’t worry if you don’t speak French, it’s very good. The show from September 9, 2009 is from the the Festival International des Musiques Juives (International Festival of Jewish music) in Lyon, which we didn’t know about and totally missed!

(The title is a reference to a class Jackie and I took at Harvard.)

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2 Responses to “Jews in the Modern World and on your iPod”

  1. Danielleon 23 Nov 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I’m really enjoying listening to these podcasts! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Benon 01 Dec 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Aw, from the title I thought Zipster was doing podcasts. 😛

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