Gella Schweid-Fishman died yesterday (May 16, 2017). Dovid Braun gives a short announcement of her death, including funeral details, as well as some details about the life of the beloved Yiddish activist. See also this article (in Yiddish) in Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/articles/204111/yiddish-teacher-and-archivist-gella-schweid-fishma/
The featured interview on this show is with Professor Dovid Roskies. It is a slightly shortened version the interview that we originally aired Nov. 30, 2017.
Also on this week's show:
We announce that sadly the daily Yiddish radio shows that for decades have been a part of the Israeli state broadcasting service, better known as Kol Israel, have been canceled. They will apparently be "replaced" by a weekly show.
Various music is also performed, notably by the Dutch band Nikitov, which is on tour and will be playing several concerts this month on the East Coast of the USA, including a few in Boston. More info here: http://nikitov.com
Air Date: May 17, 2017
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