Leisure and Recreation

Update: Jul 4th, 2011

The Globe Yiddish Theater, Auburn, 1914

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Isaac: Mazel tov! Hertzele’s only son has just become engaged! — Reb Hertzele the Aristocrat, Act I

This traveling troupe brought a taste of big-city Jewish culture to Maine’s small towns. Jewish immigrants continued to speak Yiddish among themselves even as their children preferred to use English.

Courtesy of Barbara Shapiro

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