August 23, 2017
While yesterday’s Great American Eclipse captivated onlookers from Oregon to South Carolina, it also presaged the onset of the month of Elul and the Jewish High Holy Days. Beginning at sundown tonight, August 22nd, Elul heralds the period of reflection that culminates in the Days of Awe.
August 08, 2017
After death and divorce, moving is one of the most stressful events in life. Moving entire families across an ocean and integrating into an entirely new culture, however, that's a theatrical gold mine.
July 27, 2017
Monday night, July 31, begins the Jewish holy day of Tisha B'av, a day of mourning and fasting commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples, the expulsion of Jews from Iberia, and other tragedies in Jewish history.
July 25, 2017
Celebrating a Yiddish Life in Theater Some achieve Yiddish theater stardom, some have stardom thrust upon them, and some stars were literally born on Second Avenue. Bruce Adler was all of the above.
July 11, 2017
It would be hard to say that Joseph Rumshinsky was destined for greatness. The son of an amateur voice teacher and a hatter in Russian-controlled Vilna, his story is in many ways the true American dream—a theme that appeared in his shows repeatedly throughout his career.
June 20, 2017
From their beginnings in Ukraine to their success across stage, screen and radio in America, our multimedia exploration of the great works and artists of Yiddish theater continues with two of the biggest names to grace the marquees of Second Avenue: Alexander Olshanetsky and Sholom Secunda.
June 16, 2017
L’dor vador is a cornerstone of Jewish life, passing on knowledge and traditions, but rarely does it overlap with the family business, and even rarer is that business the business of Jewish culture itself (although perhaps more prominently in the Jewish world than others).
June 06, 2017
Like most of the people who made it what it was, the Yiddish theater was born in Europe but found its greatest success in America.
May 16, 2017
Our virtual exhibit “Intimate Voices: Solo and Ensemble Music of Jewish Spirit” continues its multimedia exploration of Jewish chamber music, from its roots to its fully mature—and still evolving—art form.
May 02, 2017
At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish people in the Russian Empire were dreaming of a national identity, along with a homeland and a compelling historical narrative to match. *DON'T MISS A BEAT* Get the latest updates from the Milken Archive, including articles and giveaways.
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