A Bridge Between Two Worlds

Barcode: 58951109 Call Number: L-NY002 Material Type: Video -VHS Language: Yiddish

A Brivele Der Mamen = A Letter to Mama

cover image Barcode: 58957901 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 100 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by Joseph Green Description: Set in the Polish Ukraine and New York City at the time of the First World War, the film traces the break-up of a family due to stress, poverty, the chaos of war and the difficulties of immigrant life. The last Yiddish movie to be produced in Warsaw, this delightfully sentimental and moving story focuses on one Jewish mother’s efforts to keep her family together. Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

A Day in Warsaw : Jewish Life in Warsaw

cover image Barcode: 58946155 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -VHS Time: 10 min. System Requirements: NTSC Language: Yiddish Creator: Yitzhak Goskind Description: The lively Jewish neighborhoods of Warsaw, including Zamenhof Street and the commercial “beehive” Nalewki Street, were home to 400,000 Jews before World War II. A Day in Warsaw sets Warsaw’s multi-storied buildings and broad streets against its old market square and Jewish quarter. Trucks, trolleys, autos and buses meet horse-drawn carriages, pushcarts and porters in the bustling commercial district. Also shown are the Yiddish Theater, Gensza Cemetery and other Jewish institutions - the ... Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

A dictionary of Yiddish slang & idioms

Barcode: 58926115 Call Number: IL-YID Kog Material Type: Print Language: Yiddish, English Collection: Language Resource Center

A Gesheft

Barcode: 58945919 Call Number: Jewish Experience in America Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 90 min. Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by Yakov Kirsh Description: Reb Wolf Zichler is a wood merchant who does great business every day. On the day when he is supposed to sign the biggest deal of his life he disappears. Peretz Grossberg does not get along with anyone. Even as a child he always causes trouble. He especially hates one man: Wolf Zichler! Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

American Matchmaker, I Want to be a Boarder = Americaner Schadchen - אמעריקאנער שגכן, Ich Wil Zein a Boarder - איך וויל זיין א בארדער

cover image Barcode: 58954950 Call Number: Comedy Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 87 min. System Requirements: NTSC DVD Region: ALL Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by Edgar G. Umer Description: Nat Silver has been engaged 7 times already. This time, his 8th, he's really going to get married. But a visitor shows up, Shirley's old boyfriend. With a gun ! He'll kill himself unless he can have Shirley back, and Nat graciously gives in. According to Nat's mother, his Uncle Shya was unlucky at love but lucky as a matchmaker, and Nat is just like Shya. Nat tells his family he's going to Italy. But he remains in New York and sets himself up with a new name and new business, Nat Gold, Advisor ... Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Americaner Schadchen - אמעריקאנער שגכן, Ich Wil Zein a Boarder - איך וויל זיין א בארדער - American Matchmaker, I want to be a Boarder

cover image Barcode: 58946472 Call Number: 58946472 Material Type: Video -VHS Time: 87 min. System Requirements: NTSC Language: Yiddish Creator: Edgar G. Ulmer ; Joseph Selden Description: American Matchmaker In his last Yiddish-language feature, Americaner Schadchen, Edgar G. Ulmer married his experience of the Yiddish theater -- with its musical interludes and stock comic characters -- to the urbane romantic comedies Hollywood made in counterpoint to the Depression. East European shtetl mores enter into gentle negotiations with New York sophistication in the lives of Ulmer’s second-generation American Jewish immigrants. I want to be a Boarder Chaim and his wife can't ... Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Americaner Schadchen - אמעריקאנער שגכן, Ich Wil Zein a Boarder - איך וויל זיין א בארדער - American Matchmaker, I want to be a Boarder

Barcode: 58946473 Call Number: 58946473 Material Type: Video -VHS System Requirements: NTSC Language: Yiddish Creator: Edgar G. Ulmer ; Joseph Selden Description: American Matchmaker In his last Yiddish-language feature, Americaner Schadchen, Edgar G. Ulmer married his experience of the Yiddish theater -- with its musical interludes and stock comic characters -- to the urbane romantic comedies Hollywood made in counterpoint to the Depression. East European shtetl mores enter into gentle negotiations with New York sophistication in the lives of Ulmer’s second-generation American Jewish immigrants. I want to be a Boarder Chaim and his wife can't ... Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

An Appeal to All the Jews of the World

Barcode: 58946855 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 6 min. Language: Yiddish Description: This documentary profiles the 1952 trial of fourteen Czechoslovak communists, including Rudolf Slánský, former General Secretary of the Party, tried on charges of high treason and espionage. Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Benya Krik

Barcode: 58946854 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 90 min. Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by V. Vilner Description: Set in the Jewish underworld of Odessa, and based on the life of gangster Mishka Yaponchik. Following the Russian Revolution, the local commissar makes Benya Krik and his gang a revolutionary regiment. However, the post turns out to be a Bolshevik trap to catch Benya Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman: Song of Autumn - Harbstlid

cover image Barcode: 58950659 Call Number: V-HEB 124 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 72 min. System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by Joshua Waletzky Description: In 2005, Yiddish Poet, songwriter, and singer Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's top honor for folk arts, from the National Endowment for the arts. Acclaimed as an unaccompanied ballad singer, she has followed in the footsteps of her mother, Lifshe Schaechter-Widman, a remarkable traditional singer. Forced by war to leave her Czernowitz home, Schaechter Gottesman came to New York with her family in 1951. Since then, she has published poetry ... Collection: Language Resource Center

Building for the Future - Center for Jewish History

Barcode: 58951108 Call Number: L-NY001 Material Type: Video -VHS Language: Yiddish

Comrade Abram

Barcode: 58946856 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 18 min. Language: Yiddish Description: One of thirteen single-reel agitki made to be shown on the agit-trains that carried propaganda across post-revolutionary Russia. It focuses on Abram Hersh, a young Jewish pogrom survivor, factory worker and organizer in Moscow who rises to leadership in the Red Army. This short emphasizes Hersh's suffering and heroism as both worker and Jew, and promotes solidarity over antisemitism Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Daughter of Vilna: The Life in Song of Masha Roskies

Barcode: 58948013 Call Number: 58948013 Material Type: Video -VHS Time: 44 min. Language: Yiddish Creator: John Waletzky Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Dem Khazn's Zindl = The Cantor's Son

cover image Barcode: 58945937 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 90 min. System Requirements: NTSC Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by lya Motyleff Description: Based on the life of its star, Moishe Oysher, this is the story of a Jewish lad who leaves his native Belz with a troupe of wandering performers. The talented youth, now an adult, reaches the shores of America, but is barely able to subsist. After landing a job as a custodian, he is discovered as having an unusually fine voice and he gains immediate fame. That success, though, seems meaningless as he longs to return home to Eastern Europe to celebrate his parents’ Golden anniversary. Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Der knekht

Barcode: 58949579 Material Type: Audio -CD Language: Yiddish Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Di Naye Hagode

Barcode: 58962685 Call Number: Salinger Music Material Type: Audio -CD Language: Yiddish, Hebrew Description: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Drek! : the real Yiddish your bubbeh never taught you

Barcode: 58925943 Call Number: IL-YID Emm Material Type: Print Language: Yiddish, English Collection: Language Resource Center

Efraim Kaganowski: "Moyshele Paganini" and other stories

Barcode: 58962564 Call Number: Salinger Audio Book Material Type: Audio Language: Yiddish Creator: Efraim Kaganowski Description: Part of series "Masters of Yiddish Prose" Read by Michael Ben-Avraham Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

God, Man and Devil

Barcode: 58945941 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 100 min. Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by Joseph Seiden Description: A wager between God and Satan has dire consequences in this allegory about the material world’s false promises. Beware when money sounds sweeter than music, it cautions; those who win lotteries stand to lose all, including their spiritual treasures -- their families, communities, and religion. Poor, pious Torah scribe Hershele Dubrovner has a life that glorifies God until Satan, disguised as a business partner, turns him into a greedy, dishonest factory owner whose success desecrates both ... Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Golden Peacock: Voice of the Yiddish Writer

Barcode: 58948469 Call Number: FR-YID Zuc Aud Material Type: Audio Language: Yiddish Description: The Golden Peacock features 10 Yiddish writers reading from their poetry and prose: Yankev Glatshteyn, Celia Dropkin, H. Leivick, Aron Glanz-Leyeles, Kadya Molodowsky, Yente Mash, Avrom Sutzkever, Sholom Aleichem, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, and Yekhiel Shraibman. Collection: Language Resource Center

Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage vol. 1

Barcode: 58962587 Call Number: Salinger Music Material Type: Audio -CD Language: Yiddish Creator: Abraham Ellstein Description: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music ... Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Green Fields = Grine Felder

cover image Barcode: 58954949 Call Number: International Jewry Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 97 min. System Requirements: NTSC DVD Region: ALL Language: Yiddish Creator: Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and Jacob Ben-Ami Description: Ulmer's soulful, open-air adaptation of Peretz Hirshbein's classic play heralded the Golden Age of Yiddish cinema. When an ascetic young scholar ventures into the countryside, searching for the city of "true Jews," he learns some unexpected lessons from the Jewish peasants who take him in as a tutor for their children. Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection

Hippocrene Practical Dictionary - English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English dictionary

Barcode: 58918006 Call Number: IL-YID Gro Material Type: Print Language: Yiddish, English Description: "This Yiddish-English dictionary includes over 4,000 Romanized word-to-word entries; an appendix of idiomatic expressions & proverbs; and an appendix of common words used in the English language." -Amazon Collection: Language Resource Center

His Wife's Lover

Barcode: 58957008 Call Number: Comedy Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 80 min. Language: Yiddish Description: Billed as the "first Jewish musical comedy talking picture," His Wife's Lover stars the popular Yiddish theater comedian Ludwig Satz in his only film performance. This fast-paced, song-filled comedy benefits from location camerawork of New York's Lower East Side. With a script by a female author, His Wife's Lover revels in its role reversals and love triangles all the while exploring the gender issues of its day. When handsome actor Eddie, Wien, decides to marry, his uncle Oscar Stein ... Collection: Martin Salinger Resource Collection