The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Laugh with Herschel Gendel - Intrepretor of Yiddish Humor & Folklore


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberFAM-1045
Matrix Number FAM-1045A/B
Record Label Famous Records
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number400689
Number of Tracks4
Date Recorded1972
Album Artists
Notes This collection of Yiddish humor and folklore is guaranteed to make you laugh - but only if you can understand Yiddish. Herschel Gendel�s stories are hilarious. He pokes fun at people's everyday foibles. His delightful "Nachas from Grandchildren" touches every grandparent right in the heart - and the funnybone. The wisdom of Jewish folklore, a priceless treasure of our cultural heritage, is wonderfully expressed by Gendel. Suggestion: If you are not fluent in Yiddish find someone who is and listen to this wonderful album together.

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Amol Un Heint
Composer(s) : H. Gendel
2 - Chochmis Un Meisses
Composer(s) : Selected by Herschel Gendel
3 - Televizia Tsuris
Composer(s) : H. Gendel - Based on S. Regensberg
4 - Nachas Fun Eyniklech
Composer(s) : M. Nudelman