Yiddish and the Transnational in Latin America
A wide array of scholarly articles exploring the interrelation of the national and the transnational in Yiddish cultural production in Latin America.
May 02, 2021
Roundup of Universities Teaching Yiddish Across the World
Sarah Biskowitz and Hannah Mills
In this piece, Sarah Biskowitz and Hannah Mills present the answers to a survey gathering information on Yiddish courses offered at universities across the world.
Jun 14, 2021
Zvee Scooler der Grammeister’s Ruminations on Nothing at All
Jonathan Boyarin guides us through Zvee Scooler’s masterpiece monologue “Gornisht.”
Jun 11, 2021
Language and Trust in a Perilous Time: Translating COVID-19 Public Health Information into Yiddish in Hasidic Communities
Rhona Seidelman interviews the researchers of the University College London Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish Project about their public health translation work during the early stages of COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 06, 2021
The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2020
LeiAnna Hamel and The Editors
The latest installment of our annual effort to gather together the latest publications relevant to Yiddish Studies in English.
May 28, 2021
Review of Yiddish: A Biography of a Language by Jeffrey Shandler
Shandler’s biography can be read as a chronicle of expanding notions of folkstimlekhkayt, from the old vos far a yid redt nisht ken yidish (what kind of [Ashkenazi] Jew doesn’t speak Yiddish) standard to the Yiddish being used and developed by cohorts of non-native speakers.
May 21, 2021
Review of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature, by Miriam Udel
Review of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature, edited and translated by Miriam Udel.
May 19, 2021
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