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Jacob Gordin’s “Miraleh Efrat” is unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish theater. Gordin himself subtitled his deconstruction of the great Jewish mother “Queen Lear.” If in the Shakespearean tragedy, two of King Lear’s daughters turn on the old man and throw him out of their homes, a situation that eventuates in his madness and death, in “Miraleh...