Recapturing the Raunchy Dark Humor of pre-Holocaust Yiddish Cabaret

The idea of performing music depicting Jewish lawbreakers in pre-war Warsaw raised some eyebrows, but it didn't deter the Jerusalem Quartet

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The song “I Won’t Steal Anymore” (composer and lyricist unknown) tells about a Jewish criminal who is incarcerated in a Warsaw jail sometime in the 1920s or ‘30s, and who declares his intention to turn over a...