A Lost Yiddish Operetta Returns to the Stage

Sept. 9 2015

Di Goldene Kallah (“The Golden Bride”) premiered on New York’s Lower East Side in 1923 to a packed audience and remained a staple of the Yiddish stage until after World War II. The New York-based National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene now has plans to revive it. Joshua Barone writes:

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More about: American Jewish History, Arts & Culture, Lower East Side, Opera, Yiddish theater

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy