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Folktales

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Folktale: Der royfe un der shuster

Title

Folktale: Der royfe un der shuster

Date

1960

Description

[Folk tale read aloud by Ruth Rubin. Source: J. L. Cohen, Folks mayses. Title handwritten in tape log in Yiddish alef-beys, illegible. Tape box also contains handwritten Yiddish text in composition book from Fordham University, with notes in Engleish, including a dedication:] Dedicated to all the grandmothers who rocked the cradles, and told the tales, when Mother was away earning the livelihood.

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“Folktale: Der royfe un der shuster,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1894.
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A maysele mit a bobetske mit a sakh kinderlekh

Title

A maysele mit a bobetske mit a sakh kinderlekh

Date

1960

Description

[Folk tale read aloud by Ruth Rubin. Source: J. L. Cohen, Folks mayses. Title handwritten in tape log in Yiddish alef-beys, somewhat illegible.Tape box also contains handwritten Yiddish text in composition book from Fordham University, with notes in English, including a dedication:] Dedicated to all the grandmothers who rocked the cradles, and told the tales, when Mother was away earning the livelihood.

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“A maysele mit a bobetske mit a sakh kinderlekh,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1895.
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A mayse fun an oreman un a raykhn bruder

Title

A mayse fun an oreman un a raykhn bruder

Date

1960

Description

[Folk tale read aloud by Ruth Rubin. Source: J. L. Cohen, Folks mayses. Title handwritten in tape log in yiddish alef-beys. Note in English:] Ali Baba and the forty thieves. [Tape box also contains handwritten Yiddish text in composition book from Fordham University, with notes in English, including a dedication:] Dedicated to all the grandmothers who rocked the cradles, and told the tales, when Mother was away earning the livelihood.

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Citation

“A mayse fun an oreman un a raykhn bruder,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1896.
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A mayse mit a bobitskele mit khayelekh

Title

A mayse mit a bobitskele mit khayelekh

Date

1960

Description

[Folk tale read aloud by Ruth Rubin. Source: J. L. Cohen, Folks mayses. Title handwritten in tape log in yiddish alef-beys. Note in English:] The musicians of Bremen. [Tape box also contains handwritten Yiddish text in composition book from Fordham University, with notes in Engleish, including a dedication:] Dedicated to all the grandmothers who rocked the cradles, and told the tales, when Mother was away earning the livelihood.

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Citation

“A mayse mit a bobitskele mit khayelekh,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1897.
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Bebele

Title

Bebele

Date

1960

Description

[Folk tale read aloud by Ruth Rubin. Source: J. L. Cohen, Folks mayses. Title handwritten in tape log in yiddish alef-beys. Note in English:] Tom Thumb. [Tape box also contains handwritten Yiddish text in composition book from Fordham University, with notes in English, including a dedication:] Dedicated to all the grandmothers who rocked the cradles, and told the tales, when Mother was away earning the livelihood.

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YIVO owns the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, and/or audio, and video. However, YIVO does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is in the public domain and some content is protected by third party rights. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in YIVO websites.

The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.

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Citation

“Bebele,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1898.
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A mol iz geven a vilder man

Title

A mol iz geven a vilder man

Date

1958

Description

Recited in rhymed Yiddish (rough translation) A wild man had 12 wives. The first milked the cows The 2nd set the cup (?) The 3rd laid wood in the oven. The 4th made yeast bread. The 5th swept the house. The 6th threw out the garbage. The 7th set the table. The 8th carried chickens and fish. The 9th went down to the cellar. The 10th tapped __?__ and wine. The 11th made the bed. The 12th came and laid down. [Error in typewritten tape log inside box. This is correct title of track 4 as listened to on 7/16/12.]

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Citation

“A mol iz geven a vilder man,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/5722.
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A mol iz geven a dyed mit a babe

Title

A mol iz geven a dyed mit a babe

Date

1958

Description

The dyed mit a babe had a lot of children. The left them alone in the house and told the children to hide themselves One on the table, one under it One on the chair, one under it One on the oven, one under it A bear knocked on the door and said, children, open up, open up. The children refused. He gave a knock on the door and entered and ate up all the children. The dyed mit a babe came back from the forest they caught him, fooled him, and opened him up and took out all the children And they put in stones and bones, wood and spots, pins and needles, sewed up his stomach and let him go. The bear went around and cried, “stones and bones, wood and spots are in my stomach.” The children grew up, put on tidy clothes, and let them go. [Error in typewritten tape log inside box. This is correct title of track 5 as listened to on 7/16/12.]

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Citation

“A mol iz geven a dyed mit a babe,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/5723.
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