Episode 10:My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner
The most powerful case against the Western Enlightenment that Jewish literature has ever seen.
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Episode 9: Songs of the Megillah
A beloved Yiddish poet splices modern Poland back into ancient Persia in this fun—but still very serious—rendition of the Purim story.
Episode 8: Women’s Songs
Molodovsky was as melodious as her name, and as these poems show, wonderfully candid, wise, and mature.
Episode 7: Argamak
Isaac Babel’s autobiographical narrator gains valuable self-knowledge as a Jew in a Cossack regiment.
Episode 6: In the Heart of the Seas
A fabled account of the aliyah of a group of Jews that tries shows the actual reality of Zionism.