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Three of Yosl Cutler’s surviving puppets: two Jewish characters and one Russian. These were constructed circa 1933. (Photo courtesy of the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)
After composing and transcribing music for my wedding day, Red Baraat was born. Dave Sharma leads the baraat (wedding procession) on dhol, as I walk with my mother, family, and friends. August 27, 2005. (Photo courtesy of Sunny Jain)