Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: A Yiddish Singer in Mongolia Talks About Her Roots


In May 2017 we posted a video of Amalia Rubin singing Der Rebbe Elimelech on Mongolian television, as reported by The Jewish Daily Forward.

Back then all we knew about Rubin was that she was an English teacher who lives in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, specializes in the music of Mongolia and Tibet, and also performs in Hindi, Thai, Ladino, Hebrew, and Chinese.

The Forward has since posted another video in which Rubin describes her fascinating life in the land of Genghis Khan. The Asian Studies major talks about her Eastern European roots and how she came to plant traces of Jewish life in this unexpected place.

Enjoy!

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