Mike Burstyn, Eitan Kensky

Nov 16, 201760 minutes


  • Eitan Kensky is Director of Collections at the Yiddish Book Center ((yiddishbookcenter.org)) as well as chairman of the board of In Geveb, the online journal of Yiddish studies ((ingeveb.org)), which he cofounded. Previously, he was the preceptor in Yiddish at Harvard University, where he received his PhD in Jewish studies. The interview was jointly conducted by Mark David and Sholem Beinfeld. We interviewed Eitan at Sholem's home in Cambridge, MA, in Oct 2017. Additional info: (https://ingeveb.org/people/eitan-kensky)
  • Mike Burstyn is a veteran American-Israeli actor and singer, who has also performed world wide on the Yiddish stage, having begun performing as a child in the famed Burstein family of actors. He recently wrote, directed, and produced the new Israeli feature film Azimuth, a drama that takes place at the end of the Six-Day War. The film was recently screened at the Los Angeles Israel Film Festival. We reached Mike by phone in Los Angeles yesterday. Additional info about Mike: (http://www.mikeburstyn.com/Bio.htm); and about the film Azimuth: (http://www.israelfilmfestival.com/films/azimuth/)
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz

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