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February 7: Yiddish Music Lecture in Jerusalem On Thursday, February 7, 2019, musicologist Kobi Luria will lecture about the history of Jewish...
January 16: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Gush Etzion On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club in...
January 15: Mendy Cahana's Performance in Rishon LeZion On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 am, the singer and entertainer Mendy Cahana (who founded...
December 11: Hanita Ochakovsky to Sing in Gan Sorek On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the singer Hanita Ochakovsky will perform at the Yiddish...
December 16: Yiddish Sing-Along in Ra'anana On Sunday, December 16, 2018, Shlomo Shavit will conduct an open sing-along evening in Yiddish...
December 11: Concert by Anatoly Lein in Herzliya On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Zusammen...
2018 Jewish Canadian Literary Award Winners – Two Yiddish Books Published in Israel The Montreal Jewish Public Library have announced the winners of the 2018 J.I. Segal Awards,...
December 13: Ruth Levin Concert in Jerusalem On Thursday, December 13, 2018, actress & singer Ruth Levin will perform in Yiddish at...
December 3: Violin Concert in Hadera On Monday, December 3, 2018, violinist Chaya Livni will perform for the Hadera Yiddish Society. The...
December 6: Anatoly Lein to Sing in Kiryat Gat On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the singer Anatoly Lein will perform at the Yiddish lovers' club Mame...

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 Yiddish Authority Prizes 2018

Every year, the National Authority for Yiddish Culture awards prizes to prominent figures in the fields of arts and literature who contribute significantly to Yiddish language and culture in Israel. In 2018, the Authority's Public Council chose to bestow lifetime achievement awards upon:

* singer, lyricist, composer Chava Alberstein;

* poet and translator Moshe Sachar.

The ceremony took place on November 20, 2018 at the President's Palace in Jerusalem. Here are the laureates with President Reuven Rivlin, Dr. Sara Ziv (Chairperson of the Authority), Yehudit Solel (CEO of the Authority), and the actor Yakov Bodo, who got the same prize in 2016.

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A weekly radio program in Yiddish, sponsored by the National Authority for Yiddish Culture, is broadcast in Israel on public radio at the following frequencies:

104.9 and 105.3 FM (Kan Tarbut) every Friday at 2 p.m.; 100.3, 100.5 and 101.3 FM (Kan REKA) every Friday at 4 p.m. as well as at 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

Listeners can now tune in online at: https://www.kan.org.il/Radio/program.aspx/?progId=1136Listen and enjoy! The Authority welcomes feedback by email.

New books published with the support of the Authority

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    Ya'akov Glatstein, American-Yiddish poet: "Talk to me in Yiddish, my Jewish land, and I'll certainly address you in Hebrew..."

רעד צו מיר ייִדיש, מײַן ייִדיש לאַנד. 
און איך וועל צו דיר רעדן עבֿרית ממילא. 
אַבֿרהם מיט שׂרהן קומען מיר אַנטקעגן 
פֿון דער מערת־המכפּלה...
 

 

"גאָט־העלף, זיידע־באָבעשי." 
אַבֿרהם גייט שווײַגנדיק די גאַס אַריבער. 
"נעם זיך ניט צום האַרצן, יאַנקעלע," 
זאָגט שׂרה, "ער איז מבֿין כּל דיבור." 

"ס'איז אַזוי דאָ אָנגענומען -
מאַנצביל דאַרף ייִדיש שטומען. 
אָבער אַ ייִדענע פֿון ייִדיש־טײַטש 
האָט אויך עפּעס־וואָס צו זאָגן. 
זאָג איך דיר: גאָט־העלף, מײַן קינד, 
זאָלסט מיר אַל־דאָס־גוטס פֿאַרמאָגן. 

גלייב מיריאַנקעלע, ס'וועט קומען אַ צײַט 
אין חמשה־עשׂר־לאַנד פֿון ראָזשינקעס און פֿײַגן, 
אַז אַלע עבֿרית־קינדער 
וועלן אויפֿהערן ייִדיש שווײַגן. 

און אַז זיי וועלן זיך צערעדן, 
וועלן זיי, וועט אַ נחת זײַן צו הערן. 
אַזוי וועט געשען, יאַנקעלע מײַן קינד, 
אַ שבֿועה קען איך דיר שווערן." 

דער זיידע אַבֿרהם פֿון יענער זײַט גאַס 
ווינקט צו מיר און פֿאָכעט מיט דער פֿאַטשיילע... 
אָ, רעד צו מיר ייִדיש, מײַן ייִדיש לאַנד, 
און איך וועל צו דיר רעדן עבֿריתממילא! 

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