Essays, interviews, listicles, podcasts, and much more, covering all aspects of Yiddish culture.
The Golden Chain: A Children's Story
“The rhythm and rhyme had to leap off the page”: An Interview with Ellen Cassedy about Translating Yiddish Children’s Poetry
An interview with translator Ellen Cassedy about her two translations of Yiddish children’s poetry into English: a collection of prewar children’s poems for a book called “Yiddish Zoo” and a collection of Boris Sandler’s “Good Morning” poems for children.
Nov 16, 2020
Announcing: A Focus on Children’s Literature
Millennial Bundism: An Interview with Isabel Frey
Faith Hillis interviews Vienna-based musician and activist Isabel Frey about her latest album, Millennial Bundist; the place of Yiddish music in contemporary left-wing politics; and Frey’s creative rewritings of revolutionary anthems.
Nov 12, 2020
Acting Like a Jewish Witch: An Interview with The Sorceress Star Mikhl Yashinsky
“Black Lives Matter” and Talking about Blackness in Yiddish: Stakes, Considerations, and Open Questions
A conversation about the effort to create and disseminate a list of vocabulary for speaking and writing in Yiddish about the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at the hands of police.
Oct 27, 2020
“Fragmented Narratives”: A Story of One Yiddish Word
The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2019