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The Yiddish Radio Hour


with your esteemed hosts


Zalmen & Celia



Current Rebroadcast

filled with world and local news, commentary and song

Original Broadcast Date:

October 12, 1969

Listen to the Radio Program
(approx. 30 mins.)

Please click on microphone icon to hear the broadcast.

Summary of Radio Program Contents, Commentary and News:

As it does every program, one hears part of the song "Hava Nagila" sung.

Celia mentions that Zalmen "found himself" in New York City, and he celebrated there the publication of the sixth volume of his "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre".

Also, there is an Arab student who attends the Hebrew University in Jerusalem who received the Agronot Prize (stipend) for his work on modernizing Arab villages in Israel.

Golda Meir spoke about Nasser and Egypt, that there will be peace if Nasser stops making plans against Israel and instead thinks about how to feed the hungry in Egypt. (Something along those lines.)

Then Zalmen reads stats on movie theaters: Hong Kong has most visits to the movies 520 times a year; Russia (the USSR) has the highest number of movie theaters - 145,400; there is an island (probably Cyprus) with a theater seat for every eight residents. There are no movie theatres at all in Saudi Arabia. Some woman in Cardiff, UK went to a movie 864 times.

Some news about professors of Chinese (one of them was possibly an immigrant from the USSR).

Celia reads a commercial about Frigidaire refrigerators in various colors and at good prices.

Back to news:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding discussions on a plan to decimate insects in an area near the Gulf of Mexico. The plan includes a gas, which is toxic. The insects came on the planes coming from Vietnam. Then he discusses that scientists are concerned with the possible fallout for the local animal life and even people, especially those within the proximity of the territory of the Gulf.

Then there's a piece about Allen Ginsberg and the connection between his poetry and the poetry of a Soviet poet Yevtushenko.

Celia does a second refrigerator commercial.

Zalmen does a savings and loan commercial.

Zalmen announces a recording by Nechama Lifshitz, a Soviet-Jewish performer, singing "Oyfn veg shteyt a boym" during her visit to Israel.

Another savings and loan commercial.

[Then Celia does an advertisement for something, and Zalmen reads something about a yahrzeit, and then some sort of sermon].

Celia announces that Goldfaden's "Di kishuf-makherin (The Witch)" will be performed soon in Beverly Hills (California). Following this is a song from the play (musical).

Celia announces a night of performances at the Yiddish Culture Club.

Zalmen announces another event with lots of Jewish performers, with Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin's participation.

And another performance in memory of a Shimen Trebish(sp).

Date posted: July 5, 2013.



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