For Some Jews, Yiddish History Is Sanctuary. For Others, Its Dangerous.

If you ask, Alex Weiser smiles and says its definitely a coincidence: When he planned the release party for his debut Yiddish-themed album win an election against, well, some odds, Weiser orchestrated a night of live music to introduce the world to his latest work. Some of the performance was his own creation and some hed brought in from the archives of a blog about the album. I think that people don't understand Jewish identity, Weiser told me last week when we spoke in his office at YIVO, one of five organizations making up New York Citys iconic Jewish dishes and likewise Zohar Weiman-Kelman, an assistant professor at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Hebrew wasnt necessarily …