Resources in Yiddish Studies: “Meta”-resources
Zachary M. Baker
This online bibliographical series devoted to research resources in Yiddish Studies focuses on “Meta”-resources – bibliographies, web gateways, online scholarship, indexes, library and archival resources, encyclopedias.
Sep 05, 2016
Translingualism Today: A Review of Naomi Brenner’s Lingering Bilingualism
Yaakov Herskovitz and Shachar Pinsker
Naomi Brenner’s new book complicates the story of the Hebrew-Yiddish “language wars” and argues that Jewish translingualism continues well into the 20th century.
Sep 18, 2016
The Lonely Hero Needs Reanimating: Poems by Yisroel Nekrasov | רעאַנימאַטאָרן קענען אַלץ: לידער פֿון ישׂראל נעקראַסאָוו
Zackary Sholem Berger
A new book of contemporary Yiddish poetry from the Russian writer Yisroel Nekrasov considers murder, reanimation, the geography of time, and the long work of mourning.
Sep 22, 2016
Text & Translation
פּאָגראָמען אין אוקראַיִנע : די צײַט פֿון דער פֿרײַװיליקער אַרמײ
The Pogroms in Ukraine: the Period of the Volunteer Army
Translation by Maurice Wolfthal
Excepts from Nokhem Shtif’s accounts of pogroms in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War.
Sep 15, 2016
“What a ‘Medina’ is Amerikay”: Postvernacular Yiddish in Nineteenth-Century America
In mid-nineteenth century America, early use of postvernacular Yiddish helped Jews locate themselves in the culture.
Sep 13, 2016
Immigrants Against the State
Samuel Hayim Brody
A review of Kenyon Zimmer’s recently published book, Immigrants Against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America.
Sep 05, 2016
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Aug 18, 2016
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Aug 17, 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
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
In geveb, אין געוועב, is a subscription-free 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.