Interviews

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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.

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Acting Like a Jewish Witch: An Interview with The Sorceress Star Mikhl Yashinsky

Mikhl Yashin­sky dis­cuss­es his star­ring role as Bobe Yakhne in the Folks­bi­ene pro­duc­tion of The Sor­cer­ess, fea­tur­ing an In geveb first — a Yid­dish drag per­for­mance record­ed just for our lucky readers!

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A Meeting Place for Two Worlds: An Interview with Piotr Nazaruk and Lublin’s Grodzka Gate Center

Mag­dale­na Kozłows­ka inter­views Piotr Nazaruk about Lublin’s Grodz­ka Gate Cen­ter and the cen­ter’s new online exhib­it of mem­o­ry maps from yizkor bikher and oral his­to­ry interviews.

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In eynem’s Communicative Approach to Yiddish Pedagogy: An Interview with Asya Vaisman Schulman

Mey­er Wein­shel and Asya Vais­man Schul­man speak about devel­op­ing Vais­man Schul­man’s new Yid­dish text­book, In eynem, com­ing from the Yid­dish Book Cen­ter this summer.

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Endangered and Emerging Jewish Languages: An Interview with Sarah Bunin Benor

Mari­na May­ors­ki talks with Sarah Bunin Benor about her work record­ing, pre­serv­ing, and teach­ing about Jew­ish languages.

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Moscow’s Yiddish Center: An Interview with Lyubov Lavrova and Olga Vinogradova

Tova Ben­jamin, Lyubov Lavro­va, and Olga Vino­grado­va dis­cuss Yid­dish in Moscow, includ­ing the Jew­ish Muse­um in Moscow, orga­niz­ing a leyen krayz, and con­tem­po­rary Yid­dish cul­ture in Moscow.

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The State of Yiddish Studies in China

This piece is offers a broad por­trait of the state of Yid­dish Stud­ies in Chi­na today, includ­ing its role in the small but grow­ing field of Jew­ish Stud­ies in China.

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Listening to Sylvia’s Children: A response to Briv funem Arkhiv: Letter from Sylvia Schneiderman to Itche Goldberg

Amye Rubin­schnei­der inter­views her moth­er and aunt in response to Josie Naron’s blog post about a let­ter from their moth­er, Rubin­schnei­der’s grand­moth­er, a teacher fired dur­ing the Red Scare.

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The Promise and Peril of Digital Research in Yiddish: An Interview with Gerben Zaagsma

Ele­na Hof­fern­berg inter­views Ger­ben Zaags­ma about his path to study­ing Yid­dish in the Span­ish Civ­il War; the poten­cy and the frus­tra­tions of dig­i­tal research; and the future of dig­i­tal stud­ies and Yiddish.

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Inside the Yiddish Folk Song: An Interview with Mark Slobin

Ari Kel­man talks with Mark Slobin about Inside the Yid­dish Folk Song, a new web­site project cur­rent­ly under con­struc­tion, which aims to be an acces­si­ble, com­pre­hen­sive online intro­duc­tion to the full com­plex­i­ty of the Yid­dish folk song tradition.

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