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).
A Short History of Yiddish Theater, Its Achievements, and Its Afterlife
What Palestinians Want
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: