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Cultural anthropologist Dredge Kang explains how political economics and other societal influences sometimes play as Cupid's arrows.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 15:57
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
At the Sabbath table on a Friday evening, the Khasidim of Eastern Europe sang tish nigunim, “table songs” praising God . . . seeking to get closer ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:16
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
Sometimes, klezmer songs borrowed from popular folk melodies. “Lustig Zayn”, also known as “My Yofes” came from Polish peasants. But the more kle...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
This is a more spiritual tune. In 18th Century Poland, the Jewish mystic philosophy of Khasidism was born. The Khasidim believed that singing song...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:53
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
In the audio drama “The Witches of Lublin,” Sofia is a teenaged girl in love – all that matters to her is that the object of her affection shares h...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:44
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
This lively dance is a bulgar. It is exactly the sort of music one would hear at one of the market fairs held in Easter Europe during the late 1700...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 09:55
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"Stories Make the World" is an hour-long audio documentary celebrating the rich tradition of Jewish storytelling within the context of storytelling...

Bought by WWNO, KUPR low power FM, KMUN, KUNM, KZYX and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 25
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"An Open Gate" is an hour-long audio documentary exploring the repercussions of a Jewish/Christian intermarriage on faith, identity and the family....

Bought by WWNO, WCPN, WRGY, NPR Illinois, PRX to iTunes and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
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Seated at his Bechstein grand, concert pianist and astrologer Gary Goldschneider talks to Dheera Sujan about the music inspired by and written abou...

Bought by KICI, KRPS, KFAI, KRZA, KRPS and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2007
  • Length: 30:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Concert pianist and astrologer Gary Goldschneider talks to Dheera Sujan about the origins of Christmas music.

  • Added: Dec 01, 2006
  • Length: 29:59