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  • New Soviet Edition on Mikhoels

    Natalia and Nina Mikhoels, daughters of the late Shlomo Mikhoels, the famous Russian Yiddish actor murdered on the direct orders of Stalin nearly 30 years ago, have received a copy of a new edition of a Russian book on their father. The first edition of “Mikhoels” was published in 1965. No reason has been given… More ▸

  • Herman Yablokoff Dead at 77

    — Herman Yablokoff, the Yiddish actor whose plays and songs delighted generations of audiences in the Yiddish theaters on Second Avenue on the Lower East Side during the 1930s and 1940s, died here last Friday at the age of 77. Yablokoff, who wrote, produced and directed many of the plays in which he appeared, had… More ▸

  • Two Historic Festivals in Yiddish Culture Will Take Place on Campus of College in Southern Georgia

    — Two historical festivals, "Celebration of Jewish Culture in Georgia and the South" and "Festival of the Yiddish Spirit, " featuring many of the world’s leading Yiddish-Jewish writers, composers, performers and artists, will take place on the campus of Georgia Southern College in Statesboro May 17-20. According to Bernard Solomon, associate professor of art at… More ▸

  • Theater Review an International Treasure

    In an otherwise dismal and undistinguished theatre season in New York, the sparking arrival of the Habimah National Theater of Israel has suddenly brought a radiance that lingers in our hearts. We may discover alternatives for the oil we import from the Mid-East, but there is no substitute for the energy generated by the trio… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Australia

    To an American Jew visiting Australia, the vibrancy of Jewry on this island continent under one flag is astonishing. Australia’s polyglot population of 14 million with some 60 ethnic strains includes about 70,000 Jews whose roots go back to the 1830s when a thousand British Jews, many alleged to be convicts but mostly “free settlers,”… More ▸

  • Reagan Selects Cummings to Be Next U.S. Ambassador to Austria

    — Theodore Cummings of Beverly Hills, Calif., who is regarded as President Reagan’s closest Jewish friend, has been selected by the President to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Austria, the country where he was born, a White House source informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today. While the White House would not officially confirm the… More ▸

  • Tel Aviv Site for Six-week Multimedia Art, Culture Festival

    — The Tel Aviv municipality is organizing a six-week multimedia art, culture and entertainment festival in the streets, theaters and cinemas this spring “to show that Tel Aviv remains the country’s entertainment center,” according to Deputy Mayor Yitzhak Artzi. Among the attractions will be the Warsaw Yiddish Theater, the Frankfurt Popular Theater, pop singers like… More ▸

  • Exhibition Highlights Contribution of Austrian Jewish Labor Movement

    — The contribution of the Jewish labor movement in the fight for social justice and against militarism and racism between the two world wars is documented in a major exhibition on the Austrian labor movement during those years. The exhibition, which opened here last Thursday, is in honor of Chancellor Bruno Kreisky’s 70th birthday. Before… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines Exhibition on the History of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater

    An exhibition depicting the bird, flowering and eventual literal murder of the Moscow State Yiddish Theater has opened here. The show at Beth Hatefutsoth the Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora — includes over 100 photographs of the theater’s productions, the only objects saved from a fire which gutted the building and brought to… More ▸