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S’iz shoyn zumer: Summer’s Here!

The Editors

As we head into our summer publishing break, we reflect on the past year and welcome your contributions for next fall. Most of all, we thank you for being a part of our In geveb community.

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Reader Favorites 2019-2020

The Editors

Our readers’ favorite posts from the 2019-2020 publishing year, including translations, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, personal essays, roundups of Yiddish resources, and even a piece from our Purim issue.

Text & Translation

אורי צבֿי פֿאַרן צלם

Uri Zvi Before the Cross

Uri Zvi Grinberg

Translation by James Adam Redfield

A new translation of Uri Zvi Grinberg’s provocative experimental typographic poem, first published in his literary journal Albatros.

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The Fourth Child

Hillel Schwartz

The author reflects on his own experiences encountering David Roskies in the 1960s and collaborating with him in Holocaust remembrance at a very different time than our present context for the memory and commemoration of the Holocaust.

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Letters Without Addresses: Abraham Sutzkever’s Late Style

Saul Noam Zaritt

Abraham Sutzkever’s poetry is often read within the confines of “Holocaust literature”. This essays reads a selection of Sutzkever’s poetry against the Holocaust, against the apocalypse, and against the horizons of meaning that the label of “Holocaust literature” might impose.

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Double or Nothing: Jewish Speech and Silence in Georges Perec’s *W ou le souvenir d’enfance”

Marc Caplan

This article considers the phantom traces of Yiddish in Georges Perec’s W ou le souvenir d’enfance (1975).

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Orphaned Words: Yiddish, English, and Child Speech in Postwar Cinema

Hannah Pollin-Galay

Is there a Jewish way of not saying things? In facing crises in language during the immediate post-Holocaust years, filmmakers in English and Yiddish made choices about how to balance repair and critique.

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Split Identity: Jewish Scholarship in the Vilna Ghetto

David E. Fishman

In this essay, David Fishman draws a comparison between yidishe visnshaft, or Jewish studies scholarship, and Judenforschung, the Nazi field of antisemitic Jewish studies used to justify the persecution and extermination of Jews in scientific terms.

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