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Essays, interviews, listicles, podcasts, and much more, covering all aspects of Yiddish culture.

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The 2087th Question or When Silence Is the Only Answer

What kind of life will there be after the Res­ur­rec­tion of the Dead? 

I may not believe in an after­life or in res­ur­rec­tions, but I do believe that cul­tures can be reawak­ened and revived in new generations. 

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Northern Voices: New Yiddish Song in Sweden

Eisen­berg reviews Shtoltse Lid­er, a mul­ti­me­dia stage show, with songs in Yid­dish and Eng­lish, and expla­na­tions and evo­ca­tions in Swedish, from Swedish duo Ida and Louise. 

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An Idiosyncratic Round-Up of Yiddish Poetry in 2018

A list of all Yid­dish books of poet­ry pub­lished in 2018, sort­ed alpha­bet­i­cal­ly by the author’s last name, togeth­er with my indi­vid­ual idio­syn­crat­ic impres­sions about what this book tells us about Yid­dish poet­ry today.

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Speaking of Sutzkever: On Yiddish in Scandinavia

New research and trans­la­tion of Avrom Sutzkev­er’s work leads to a mul­ti­lin­gual, multi­na­tion­al con­ven­ing of Yid­dishists in Copen­hagen, Den­mark and in Lund, Sweden. 

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Playlisticle: Yiddish Orality in an Age of Digital Reproduction

A playlis­ti­cle of Yid­dish speech acts avail­able in dig­i­tal formats.

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Yiddish Moves

Not a trans­la­tion! An orig­i­nal Eng­lish-lan­guage Yid­dish poem. 

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The Virtuoso of Loneliness: A Brief Invitation to Leyeles

Hear the voice of Yid­dish poet Aaron Glantz-Leye­les as he med­i­tates on the lone­li­ness of the Yid­dish writer while still embrac­ing the mag­ic of the Amer­i­can landscape.

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