Blog

Searching for Ashkenaz

Ross Perlin

Ashkenaz, the undiscovered country, lies just north of nowhere and a little west of wherever we want it to be.

Pedagogy

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.

Pedagogy

Evaluate What You Don’t Understand: Teaching Practical Skills in the Archives

Sarah Ponichtera

An activity designed to teach archival skills.

Blog

“Are We Normal?”: Mail from Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Fans

Danielle Winter

A librarian discovers that Isaac Bashevis Singer’s fans wrote letters as compelling as the novels they loved.

Review

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.

Pedagogy

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.”

Pedagogy

How Do You Say “Parents” in Yiddish?

Vardit Lightstone

Vardit Lightstone shares an LGBTQ-inclusive vocabulary worksheet, along with a reflection on its creation.

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.

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