City of Light - Theodore Bikel and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel (Signed)
  • City of Light - Theodore Bikel and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel (Signed)
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This charming book, based on a short story by legendary actor, singer and social justice activist, Theodore Bikel, tells the story of a young boy (Bikel) and his childhood in the City of Light (Vienna). His was a beautiful childhood, in the wondrous City of Light, surrounded by the love of his family. But soon, the dark clouds of Anti-Semitism grew, and the city was occupied by the army from across the border. Those who were once friendly neighbors and classmates become dangerous enemies, wishing him great harm for no reason other than he is a Jewish. The Boy dreams that his hero, Judah Maccabi, enters the city to save the Jews, but when he awakes, it had only been a dream. The Boy and his family must flee, leaving the home that they loved forever. Many years later, The Boy, now an Old Man, returns to The City and finds that the light has always been inside his own heart.

The City Of Light also includes a three-page Yiddish word glossary, a recipe for Honey Cake from Bikel's Grandmother, and sheet music of a little known Hanukkah song, "Little Candle Fires"; with a link to websites where you can hear Theo singing this song.

Signed and personalized by Aimee Ginsburg Bikel. Please specify the dedication in a message. An additional 25% of proceeds go to the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project. Please allow extra time for processing.

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City of Light - Theodore Bikel and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel
  • City of Light - Theodore Bikel and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel
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This charming book, based on a short story by legendary actor, singer and social justice activist, Theodore Bikel, tells the story of a young boy (Bikel) and his childhood in the City of Light (Vienna). His was a beautiful childhood, in the wondrous City of Light, surrounded by the love of his family. But soon, the dark clouds of Anti-Semitism grew, and the city was occupied by the army from across the border. Those who were once friendly neighbors and classmates become dangerous enemies, wishing him great harm for no reason other than he is a Jewish. The Boy dreams that his hero, Judah Maccabi, enters the city to save the Jews, but when he awakes, it had only been a dream. The Boy and his family must flee, leaving the home that they loved forever. Many years later, The Boy, now an Old Man, returns to The City and finds that the light has always been inside his own heart.

The City Of Light also includes a three-page Yiddish word glossary, a recipe for Honey Cake from Bikel's Grandmother, and sheet music of a little known Hanukkah song, "Little Candle Fires"; with a link to websites where you can hear Theo singing this song.

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While I'm Here: CD
  • While I'm Here: CD
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is a 2-CD celebration of the late Theodore Bikel, the legendary Austrian-born, American artist whose 70-plus-year career encompassed stage and film acting, songwriting and performance (folk and Broadway), with albums on Elektra, Reprise, and other labels. Known for his talent and stamina, he played Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof in over 2000 performances. Along with co-founding the Newport Folk Festival and mentoring generations of younger folk artists such as Judy Collins and Peter Yarrow, Bikel was a passionate human rights advocate, labor leader, Jewish activist and supporter of Israel.

Disc one is entirely spoken word and is dedicated to Bikel s reflections and remembrances of his rich and eventful life. Disc two is a 17-song career musical retrospective spanning his early work through his last recordings made during his 90th birthday concert in 2014 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Most of the recordings are exclusive to this release with some songs previously unreleased, some newly recorded, and some obtained from obscure and long out-of-print sources. There are tracks in Yiddish, Hebrew, English and French, including the classic Edelweiss, written specifically for Bikel when he originated the Captain von Trapp role on Broadway in The Sound of Music.

Produced by Michael Stein, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer and Eric Peltoniemi, While I m Here includes a lavish 22-page color booklet with extensive liner notes, interviews and photos. This collection, truly a labor of love, provides the latest, definitive recordings of the artist whom President Obama lauded, stating that Bikel captivated audiences and (his) advocacy has brought people together.

Audio 2-CD Set 2016

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Anshei Emet Bundle!
  • Anshei Emet Bundle!
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FOUR wonderful items in one special package: A signed copy of Theodore Bikel's The City Of Light by Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, Theo: an Autobiography of Theo Bikel (with special afterward on his 90th year), DVD: Theodore Bikel in the Shoes Of Sholom Aleichem (award-winning documentary full of performances by Theo) and While I'm Here: 2-CD set of Theo's spoken word+a selection songs from the entirety of his career. A $95 value. Part of the proceeds help support the work of The Theodore Bikel Legacy Project

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