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Yiddish "Cat in the Hat", NYC, Nov 8

book coverAs part of our ongoing A Glezele Tey series, Sholem Berger will read from and discuss his recently published Yiddish translation of the Dr. Seuss classic, "The Cat in the Hat" with Celeste Sollod. "Di Kats der Payats" is the first official translation of any of Dr. Seuss's books into Yiddish. Erica Brody notes in her review:

"With his puckish grin, pert red bow-tie and ever-perky whiskers, the Cat in the Hat is once again on the prowl, ready to rescue children from the doldrums of drizzly afternoons. Thanks to Berger's translation, Di Kats der Payats makes his entrée into perfectly rhymed Yiddish and is likely to inspire warm, fuzzy feelings for the impish cat — and perhaps for Yiddish itself." - Forward, September 5, 2003.

A Glezele Tey will be presented on Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m., at The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street).

click here to buy the book (you'll also support the person who provides streaming media for the KlezmerShack).

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