Special Issue

Tsilke the Wild

A serialized novel in translation by Zusman Segalovitsh


Roundup of Universities Teaching Yiddish Across the World

Sarah Biskowitz and Hannah Mills

In this piece, Sarah Biskowitz and Hannah Mills present the answers to a survey gathering information on Yiddish courses offered at universities across the world.

Texts & Translation


“Gurnisht” Nothing

Zvee Scooler

Translation by Mikhl Yashinsky

Zvee Scooler’s masterpiece on nothing at all.


Zvee Scooler der Grammeister’s Ruminations on Nothing at All

Jonathan Boyarin

Jonathan Boyarin guides us through Zvee Scooler’s masterpiece monologue “Gornisht.”


Language and Trust in a Perilous Time: Translating COVID-19 Public Health Information into Yiddish in Hasidic Communities

Rhona Seidelman

Rhona Seidelman interviews the researchers of the University College London Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish Project about their public health translation work during the early stages of COVID-19 pandemic.


The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2020

LeiAnna Hamel and The Editors

The latest installment of our annual effort to gather together the latest publications relevant to Yiddish Studies in English.


Review of Yiddish: A Biography of a Language by Jeffrey Shandler

Michael Wex

Shandler’s biography can be read as a chronicle of expanding notions of folkstimlekhkayt, from the old vos far a yid redt nisht ken yidish (what kind of [Ashkenazi] Jew doesn’t speak Yiddish) standard to the Yiddish being used and developed by cohorts of non-native speakers.


Review of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature, by Miriam Udel

Laura Watkinson

Review of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature, edited and translated by Miriam Udel.

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