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Asch Remembered: Sholem Asch Hoyz in Bat Yam

Sholem Asch’s arrival at the small house at 50 Arlozorov Street in the coastal town of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv, was to be his final move in over two decades of trav­els. Six decades lat­er, the house has been care­ful­ly restored and reopened as a museum.

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Transmission: In geveb Pencils in/as Art!

Artist and In geveb sup­port­er Saman­tha Wood incor­po­rat­ed In geveb pen­cils into a work of art now on dis­play as part of an art show at The Art Gar­den in Shel­burne Falls, Mass.

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The Scholar and the Bookmaker: On Encountering the Material Side of Things

Mann dis­cuss­es the knowl­edge she gained through a hands-on encounter with the mate­ri­als of print while cre­at­ing her artist’s book Things/​Zachen/​Devarim.

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Yehoash’s Scroll: A Calligraphed Megiles Ester

In hon­or of Purim, a fine cal­ligraphed scroll of Yehoash’s trans­la­tion into Yid­dish of the Book of Esther, com­plet­ed by the poet­’s daugh­ter Chava.

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Conclusion

The fifth and final post in an inves­ti­ga­tion of an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: why do we need to read these auto­bi­ogra­phies today?

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 4

The fourth in a series of five posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: sui­cide and the mod­ern library of a maskil.

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 3

The third in a series of five posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: the ched­er years!

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 2

The sec­ond in a series of posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: RJ’s hatred of women but love for the hasidic tale!

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 1

The first in a series of posts about an auto­bi­og­ra­phy found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland.

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Best Dressed Yiddish Women Cultural Figures

Icon­ic hats of Yid­dish poet­ry, plus the labor of cre­at­ing a look! 

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