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Film, Video Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

Event video

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Title

  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

Summary

  • While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows -- from rabbinical advice programs to live Yiddish theater acts, from man-on-the-street interviews to the news of the day in verse -- we encounter a vibrant and vital Jewish-American popular culture at its creative apex and on the eve of its terrible devastation.

Names

  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
  • Library of Congress

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-10-14.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Folklife

Notes

  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Henry Sapoznik.
  • -  Recorded on 2009-10-14.
  • -  Kids, Families.
  • -  Researchers.
  • -  Teachers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688315

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

American Folklife Center, Sponsoring Body, and Library Of Congress. Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio -1955. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-14, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688315/.

APA citation style:

American Folklife Center, S. B. & Library Of Congress. (2009) Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio -1955. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-14. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688315/.

MLA citation style:

American Folklife Center, Sponsoring Body, and Library Of Congress. Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio -1955. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-14, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688315/>.