A Short History of Yiddish Theater, Its Achievements, and Its Afterlife

Sept. 28 2016

In an interview, Joel Berkowitz explains the evolution of Yiddish theater from medieval Purim plays to its golden age in early-20th-century New York City, and its influence on Broadway and Hollywood. (Interview by Michael Lueger. Audio, 43 minutes).

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More about: Abraham Goldfaden, Arts & Culture, Jacob Gordin, Yiddish theater

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution