Avrom Sutzkever's 10th Yahrtzeit with Beinfeld & Fein; Christa Whitney on Beyle Film


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  • In honor of Avrom Sutzkever's 10th Yahrtzeit: Richard Fein and Sholem Beinfeld read from and discuss the book The Full Pomegranate: Poems of Avrom Sutzkever (SUNY Press, 2019), which presents Sutzkever's poems with Fein's English translations.
    • Remarks on Sutzkever's 10th Yortsayt by Beinfeld
    • Interview with Fein about his book. (Previously aired on the Yiddish Voice in September 2019)
    • Readings of Sutzkever's poems in English translation and Yiddish original by Fein and Beinfeld (recorded at their reading at Harvard Hillel in September 2019)
    • Interview with Beinfeld about Fein's book. (Previously aired on the Yiddish Voice in September 2019)
    • From our archive: Rivka Basman Ben-Hayim: remarks for Sutzkever's Shloyshim (previously aired on the Yiddish Voice in February 2010). Basman Ben-Hayim is a world-renowned Yiddish poet living in Israel but originally from Vilkomir (Lithuania) who was a good friend of Sutzkever's. Info: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/basman-ben-hayim-rivka
  • Chista Whitney is interviewed about her film Beyle: The Artist and Her Legacy about the life of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman. The film was recently completed and is now being screened around the world. Info: https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/language-literature-culture/wexler-oral-history-project-presents/beyle-artist-and-her-legacy-film Christa Whitney is director of the The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project. Info: https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tellyourstory
  • Dovid Braun talks about the upcoming program in memory of Peysakh Fishman at the Sholem Aleichem Culture Center (Bronx, NY). Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sholem-Aleichem-Cultural-Center-Bronx-238579126233379/events/

Air Date: January 15, 2020

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