A Conversation at ASEEES: Teaching Yiddish during the War in Ukraine

Tanya Yakovleva, Sara Feldman, Oksana Sikorska and Jessica Kirzane

At the 2022 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) conference this fall, a group of Yiddish instructors came together to discuss the particular challenges of teaching Yiddish language during the war in Ukraine.

Texts & Translation

די טאַטעס און די קינדער

Fathers and Their Children

Chaim Malitz

Translation by Matthew Brittingham

A translation of the foreword and a chapter from Chaim Malitz’s guide for Jewish immigrants, Di heym un di froy (New York City, 1918).


My Way into Yiddish: Reflections of an Adult Learner

Laurie Fisher

Laurie Fisher, a Jewish Studies professor who happens to be a student of Yiddish, reflects on her experiences as someone who came to learning Yiddish later in life.


A Night at the (Yiddish) Opera: Bas Sheve’s North American Premiere

Julie Sharff

As the biannual Ashkenaz festival kicked off, so did the North American Premiere of Bas Sheve, a Yiddish opera, on August 31, 2022.


Briv Funem Arkhiv: Letters of Sholem Aleichem to Vladimir Waisblat

Artur Rudzitsky

For our briv funem arkhiv series, Artur Rudzitsky discusses letters between Vladimir Naumovich Waisblat and Sholem Aleichem concerning Yiddish theater in Kiev.

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