Times of Israel: This turn-of-the-century Crossdressing Feminist Proves that Yiddish Theater ain’t no Drag

This turn-of-the-century crossdressing feminist proves that Yiddish theater ain't no drag

Singing satirical songs while cross-dressed in Hasidic costume, Pepi Littman was once a controversial star of the Yiddish theater. Littman faded into obscurity after her death in 1930. Today, a young San Francisco-based Yiddish singer called Jeanette Lewicki is key to her revival.