The Yiddish Voice / DOS YIDISHE KOL / דאָס ייִדישע קול
On WUNR 1600 AM/Brookline, Massachusetts USA
Listen LIVE Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
(Note: that's 7:30 p.m. Boston Time)

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Intro Voice: Chasia Segal (Yiddish Voice cohost, shown in photo)
Theme Song: DEM HELFANDS TANTS from Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz.

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Generous support has been provided by the following organizations: American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston, Cheryl Ann's Of Brookline, The Butcherie, Israel Book Shop, BLER Travel, BBJCF (Brookline-Brighton Jewish Community Fund) of CJP, the League for Yiddish, Inc., TheWorld.com, Cafe Eilat, Marquis Jewelers.
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Featured External Site:

  • Yiddish Culture — Yiddish Heritage, website devoted to Yiddish language and culture (launched April, 2023). Much of the content is in four languages: English, Yiddish, Russian, Hebrew. Presented by the project Preservation of Yiddish Culture ייִדיש-ירושה and run by Mark Zilberquit, Julia Zilberquit, Velvl Chernin, and Yoel Matveyev.

    Many more Yiddish links below!

  • Interested in Yiddish on Computers? Join the UYIP (Understanding Yiddish Information Processing) mailing list to ask questions and join in the discussion and planning. Information on using computers for Yiddish, and on subscribing to UYIP at: http://www.uyip.org


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    Sholom Aleichem!

    [Sholom Aleichem]

    (above: the writer Sholom Aleichem)

    12 Iyar 5756 / 1 May 1996 sholem aleykhem leyent for! tsum 80tn yortsayt funem grestn yidishn shrayber fun ale yidishe shraybers presentirn mir dem zeltenem rekordirtn klang funem mekhaber aleyn, forleyendik fun zayn mayses "ven ikh bin rotshild" un "a freylekher yontev", fun a disk vos er hot rekordirt in nyu york shpet in lebn, vos ligt in di arkhivn fun YIVO. oykh musik un mayses geshribn fun im oder basirt af zayn verk / In honor of the 80th year since the passing of the greatest of all Yiddish writers, we present the rare recorded sound of the author himself, reading from his stories "If I Were Rothschild [a rich man]" and "A Happy Holiday", from a record he recorded late in his life, which is now part of the YIVO Sound Archive. Also, we present music and stories written by him or based on his work.

    Sholom Aleichem reads out loud!

    Click on the above link to hear the voice of Sholom Aleichem reading.

    You can also hear an introduction by Henry Sapoznik, founder and former head of the YIVO Sound Archive, from his May, 1991, Forward Hour (Forverts Sho) radio broadcast.

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