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Posted By: Mark Cohen
19-Jun-00 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: OBIT: Yiddish folklorist Ruth Rubin (1906-2000)
Subject: RE: Yiddish songs folklorist Ruth Rubin
Another bright light extinguished. I grew up listening to those songs on record and the radio, never knowing how much I owed to this magnificent woman. And I just found out, from this obituary, that her family came from the same place my grandfather did, Bessarabia. Thanks to people like Ruth Rubin, this culture that almost died, didn't.

Aloha,
Mark