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  • A lot of things in yiddishkeit are like this, but especially songs.

    Josh Fleet: Transcendent Song: A Quest To Discover The Mystical Secrets Of Improvisational Music

  • Shulamis loved yiddishkeit and the Jewish community was her family.

    We Remember - Shulamis Yelin, 1913 - 2002

  • It was in that beloved house that she was first embraced by yiddishkeit and a love for the Jewish holidays.

    We Remember - Shulamis Yelin, 1913 - 2002

  • In beer halls and saloons across New York City, such Jewish women as Nellie Casman, Miriam Kressyn, and Vera Rosanko performed sketches and skits mainly in Yiddish, identifying themselves more directly with yiddishkeit than did the performers of mainstream vaudeville.

    Vaudeville in the United States.

  • The organization upheld the notions of yiddishkeit (Jewishness), class consciousness, and feminism as its central values.

    Pioneer Women in the United States.

  • Yiddish women poets were generally well-versed in European literary trends, but they also lived their daily lives immersed in the rich cultural texture of yiddishkeit.

    Poetry in the United States.

  • Her parents, Joseph and Fania (Golden) Cherniack, emigrés from southern Russia, were committed socialist Zionists and were instrumental in enhancing the yiddishkeit movement in Canada.

    Mindel Cherniack Sheps.

  • The Jewish socialists, most of whom were deeply rooted in yiddishkeit, and in Jewish ethical and prophetic tradition, came to embody a socialism partly derived from Jewish culture and secular messianism.

    Socialism in the United States.

  • Despite these setbacks, most Yiddishist communists stayed with the party and continued their commitment to yiddishkeit, but their cultural work never regained its initial momentum — not even after a 1935 shift in Comintern policy prompted party leaders to exchange sectarianism for broad alliances with antifascist forces, including an array of English - and Yiddish-speaking Jewish organizations.

    Communism in the United States.

  • Jewish women — party members and larger numbers of sympathizers — were deeply involved in these efforts to keep left-wing yiddishkeit alive in a hostile America.

    Communism in the United States.

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