Yiddish in Sydney


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By Plus61JMedia and the Jewish Museum of Australia and The Jewish Museum of Australia. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
2020 has signalled a new dawn for Yiddish. Hit Netflix series Unorthodox has beamed the language into millions of loungerooms for the first time. Video conferencing platforms have connected Yiddish speakers – from beginners to advanced –living in lockdown. A Yiddish translation of Harry Potter sold out in days.But in Sydney – the city that hosted Australia’s first ever Yiddish theatrical performances and was once home to the much-loved Yiddish Entertainment Group – the language has been on a long, slow decline. This two-part podcast investigates what became of the city’s small but passionate Yiddish community. And whether Zoom, streaming services and a renewed interest in the past, might hold the key to its future.

2 episodes