Eleanor Reissa

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: How I learned to stop kvetching and love the Yiddish revival

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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

As I stepped out of the center into a brilliant New England summer afternoon, I thought of the session given by Eleanor Reissa, perhaps the best-known Yiddish singer and actress of this generation. She and Rogovoy discussed her new family memoir, “The Letters Project,” and although her parents suffered in Hitler’s Europe, she doesn’t refer to them as “survivors.” She prefers “fighters.”
And perhaps that’s the way to think about the future of Yiddish: not in mourning, but in creative defiance.

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