Beyond the Color Line: Jews, Blacks, and the American Racial Imagination
NYU Doctoral Candidate Jennifer Young explores the complicated ways in which American Jews claimed whiteness while examining and often identifying with Black American struggles.
Jun 21, 2016
Searching for Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz, the undiscovered country, lies just north of nowhere and a little west of wherever we want it to be.
Jun 07, 2016
לויט די לייענערס | Readers Respond: LGBTQ Vocabulary
Sarah Ellen Zarrow
Readers weigh in on “How Do You Say ‘Parents’ in Yiddish?,” offering their own vocabulary suggestion and asking further important questions.
Jun 22, 2016
Evaluate What You Don’t Understand: Teaching Practical Skills in the Archives
An activity designed to teach archival skills.
Jun 16, 2016
“Are We Normal?”: Mail from Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Fans
A librarian discovers that Isaac Bashevis Singer’s fans wrote letters as compelling as the novels they loved.
Jun 14, 2016
The New Yiddish Dialectology: A Review of Alexander Beider’s The Origins of Yiddish Dialects
Alec (Leyzer) Burko
Leyzer Burko reviews Alexander Beider’s recent monumental volume on the origins of Yiddish dialects.
Jun 05, 2016
Notes on Teaching Yiddish Literature and Critical Theory
Anna Elena Torres
Anna Elena Torres shares her reflections about, and syllabus for, the course “Gender and the Body in Yiddish Literature.”
Jun 02, 2016
How Do You Say “Parents” in Yiddish?
Vardit Lightstone shares an LGBTQ-inclusive vocabulary worksheet, along with a reflection on its creation.
May 30, 2016
In geveb, אין געוועב, is an open-access digital forum for the publication of peer-reviewed academic articles, the translation and annotation of Yiddish texts, the exchange of pedagogical materials, and a blog of Yiddish cultural life.