Tuesday, May 30, 2006

We've moved our blog מיר האָבן אונדזער בלאָג גערירט

The new URL is:

דער נײַער וועבאַדרעס איז:



http://mt.arts.usyd.edu.au/blog/yiddish

Monday, May 29, 2006

Look! Kitty Pryde made Der forverts

Subtitle: wherein Yasminke shows her geekiness.

For those of you who don't know, Kitty Pryde was the first openly Jewish superheroine in the comic book world. She made a brief appearance in the first X-Men movie (she's the young student who walked through the wall) and plays a rather large part in X-Men III. Although, she isn't wearing a Mogen Dovid as she often does in the comic (prominent in the first issues of Uncanny X-Men starting with issue 129).

Here's the English Forward's article on Kitty. You may need a subscription to read it, but it's free to subscribe.

And yes, Yasminke is that much of a fangirl. She even owns (or rather, her son does) the Dark Phoenix Saga and some of the latest Ultimate X-Men when the budget allows. She even has an article about Jewish comic book superheroines coming out later this year.

And you thought everything was about computers or 18th century street literature.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

In the news

ייִדיש אין אַ שול אין שיקאַגע אין די פֿאַראייניקטע שטאַטן

Reminders:
1st years' final: June 27th, 10-12
2nd years' final: June 19th, 10-12

Both are in the 6th floor meeting room (Mungo McCallum)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

SBS די וואָך אויף

On podcast/website: Jerusalem Weekly Report tells of the new cabinet (among other things). Yom Ha-Atsmaut, 58 years on. And you can still download the Primo Levi broadcast.

On television: Tuesday 10pm: HOT DOCS - PROTOCOLS OF ZION
(summary) Marc Levin tried to discover why the myth of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has proven such an enduring lie. He speaks to Arab Americans, Christian evangelists, Kabbalist rabbis and Holocaust survivors. (From the US, in English and Arabic, English subtitles)

Holocaust Commemoration at USyd

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students' (AUJS) Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony will be held during Holocaust Awareness Week next week. It will be held on Thursday the 18th of May, at 1pm in room Carslaw 251. This ceremony is an important part of the Jewish tradition of remembering the 6 million Jews who perished in this tragedy and in reiterating the important messages of hope and courage and strength.

Friday, May 12, 2006

!אַ האַרציקן יישר כּוח

A mazl tov and sh'koyekh to Vivienne Elias, who receives her Diploma in Yiddish today!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Amazing Broadcasts

A relatively recent re-discovery of the BBC broadcast of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen on April 15, 1945.
Bergen-Belsen


Don't just read the transcripts, listen to the broadcasts. You will need RealPlayer from Real Audio (free download). Very moving.

Also on this site (specially for those in the New York history unit): Morris Adler and Zypora Spaisman about the
Folksbiene Theatre

Monday, May 01, 2006

!פּאָדקאַסטן

SBS Radio now has podcasts for its Yiddish broadcasts! However, they are presently not available via iTunes, one has to go to the web site: Yiddish podcast


ס.ב.ס. ראַדיאָ גיט איצט איבער די יידישע פּראָגראַמען ווי "פּאָדקאַסטן". נאָר זײַנען זיי ניט אויף "אײַ–טונז". מע קען זיי געפֿינען אויף דעם וועב זייטל:

http://www20.sbs.com.au/podcasting/index.php?action=feeddetails&feedid=16&catid=1