Yiddish Theater

  • 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 ▸

  • Blum; USSR Continues to Fan the Flames of Anti-jewish Hatred

    Yehuda Blum, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, charged that the Soviet Union, “is still fanning the flames of anti-Jewish hatred.” In a sharply worded statement to the General Assembly Third Committee, (Social and Cultural Committee) the Israeli envoy said that the Soviets are encouraging anti-Semitism under the guise of “anti-Zionism.” He cited recent anti-Semitic… More ▸

  • Ida Kaminska Dead at 80

    Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for lda Kaminska, a leading performer in the classical Yiddish theater for more than 60 years. She died yesterday at the age of 80. Miss Kaminska, who come to the United States in 1968, was known to generations of Yiddish theatergoers in Poland. But she was best known… More ▸