Articles

Essays and peer-reviewed scholarship in Yiddish Studies, an interdisciplinary field that engages all aspects of Yiddish cultural production, especially in its relationship to other cultures and languages.

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Review

Labor, Love, and Life in Immigrant London

In this ground­break­ing study, Lachs draws upon often ignored doc­u­ments of pop­u­lar cul­ture (con­ven­tion­al­ly writ­ten off as shund by her pre­de­ces­sors) in order to paint a vivid pic­ture of work­ing class immi­grant Lon­don at the turn of the 20th century.

Review

Charlie, [gesturing to Fascist General Franco on screen] fucking swine isn’t he?

William Pim­lott reviews Gill Tofel­l’s Jews, Cin­e­ma and Pub­lic Life in Inter­war Britain and Alan Dein’s Music is the most beau­ti­ful lan­guage in the World: Yid­dish­er Jazz in London’s East End 1920s-1950s.

Review

Review of Convergence, an Album of Multi-Diasporic Musical Longing by Anthony Russell and Veretski Pass

Antho­ny Rus­sell, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Verets­ki Pass (Joshua Horowitz on piano, Cook­ie Segel­stein on fid­dle, and Stu­art Brot­man on cel­lo), inter­twines Jew­ish East­ern Europe folk music and African Amer­i­can spir­i­tu­al traditions. 

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