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The Yiddish Song of the Week

Yiddish folk singer Lifshe Schaechter-Widman

Edited by renowned folklorist Itzik Gottesman, The Yiddish Song of the Week is the internet’s leading destination for information about rare Yiddish folksongs and  recordings of master folksingers. Since 2010 the blog has been an important resource for folksingers and scholars alike. Songs from YSW have been recorded, choral leaders have introduced these songs to their groups, and in concerts and around dining room tables many singers around the world perform songs learned from YSW. It has also inspired some to look for Yiddish song recordings in their own families and contribute. Each post includes full song lyrics in Yiddish, transliteration and English translations, contextual notes and recordings of  important traditional singers such as Lifshe Schaechter-Widman, Josh Waletzky, Tsunye Rhymer, Clara Crasner, Feigl Yudin, Leyke Post, Beyle Schaechter Gottesman and many more!

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