Noa Writes To Friends in Detroit - The
The Jewish NewsNoa Writes To Friends in DetroitThe Jewish NewsEditor's Note: This essay reflects the views of the author and not necessarily the views of the Detroit Jewish News. She is writing in response to the op-eds and letters that came to the JN in response to the cancellation of her concert at Adat Shalom.
Posted on 31 May 2017 | 3:42 am
Reimagining the Lively Character of Pre-War
ForwardReimagining the Lively Character of Pre-War Smocza StreetForwardI first heard the name Smocza Street many years ago, in Binem Heller's poem, “My Sister Khaye,” which Chava Alberstein put to music and recorded with the Klezmatics. Heller writes about his own sister: “With those green eyes / that raised me on Smocze ...
Posted on 2 May 2017 | 9:13 am
Beloved nightingale of Soviet Jewry has been
Jerusalem Post Israel NewsBeloved nightingale of Soviet Jewry has been silencedJerusalem Post Israel NewsIn the interim Yiddish theater has flourished, some universities have courses in Yiddish, there is Yiddish cabaret and Yiddish klezmer, and Chava Alberstein is not the only Israeli singer whose repertoire includes a vast number of Yiddish songs. In ...
Posted on 22 April 2017 | 2:10 pm
The Mizrahi Pioneers Who Transformed Israeli
HaaretzThe Mizrahi Pioneers Who Transformed Israeli ArtHaaretzTheir music was swept away by a lost collective nostalgia, and it was the "The Golden Peacock" by Itzik Manger (sung in Yiddish by Chava Alberstein) which became emblematic of the national yearning for the old world left behind. The success of Tassa's ...
Posted on 25 February 2017 | 3:39 pm
With New Album at 70, Israeli Folk Singer
HaaretzWith New Album at 70, Israeli Folk Singer Chava Alberstein Is on Top of Her GameHaaretzBut as fate – or Chava Alberstein – would have it, the five songs follow each other in sequence, the second to the sixth cuts, and that makes one want to spotlight them and, to paraphrase an older Alberstein song, say about this small set: You're ...
Posted on 31 January 2017 | 12:38 pm
Adrienne Haan to Make Carnegie Hall Debut
The program includes works by Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht, Mischa Spoliansky, Kurt Schwachbach, Friedrich Hollaender, Norbert Schulze, Chava Alberstein, The Klezmatics, Sasha Argov, Moti Hamer and Naomi Shemer. Ms. Haan will perform in German, Yiddish and ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 6:04 pm
A New Year for trees, Israeli and
My heart is dying of love." Next, I wanted to include a lovely haunted song in Yiddish which I came to know from a beautiful recording by the peerless Chava Alberstein, “Ikh shtey unter a bokserboym” (I Stand Under a Carob Tree) which actually mentions ...
Posted on 27 January 2015 | 4:07 am
Jerusalem high school alumni to students:
One returned draped in the Israeli flag, singing Chava Alberstein songs, while the other got up and spoke during one of the ceremonies on the trip about the understanding that Arabs in Israel have of the post-concentration camp experience. There was never ...
Posted on 27 December 2014 | 8:48 pm
Always shy, never arrogant
VIDEO - It's strange eulogizing Arik Einstein, who was forever young in some way. Always embarrassed, never getting carried away, never arrogant. Arik was a huge star, undeniably the biggest we have ever had here. But a star who refuses to acknowledge that ...
Posted on 28 November 2013 | 6:26 pm
Tzivi’s Guide to the 2013 Chicago Festival
The title comes from a Chava Alberstein album (also called Foreign Letters) which features songs in multiple languages (Hebrew, Yiddish, and English). Several songs from this album (which I also own) are included on the soundtrack. It’s a perfect choice!
Posted on 2 October 2013 | 12:54 am