Yiddish in der heym! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020: UPDATED COVID-19 EDITION
This year, due to the global pandemic, many summer Yiddish programs have announced that they will be moving online. We’ve collected the details here.
May 03, 2020
Call for Papers: Murder, Lust, and Laughter, or, Shund Theatre
We are seeking submissions for a special issue on Yiddish popular theater.
May 18, 2020
Review of Seeds in the Desert by Mendel Mann, translated and with an introduction by Heather Valencia
These stories take place in Israeli cities, towns, and villages, in the post-war Soviet Union, and in Poland of the interwar period. However, it is often very difficult to tell where the stories actually take place, because they express an experience of dislocation and total disorientation.
May 20, 2020
Briv funem Arkhiv: Yehoash Signs the Hotel Klibitsky’s Guestbook
Yiddish poet and translator Yehoash lived at the famous Hotel Klibitsky in Rehovot for almost four months in 1914; the hotel featured frequently in his published travelogue. This note in the hotel’s guestbook, now in the city archive, marks his stay.
May 15, 2020
Yiddish Studies in Russian: 2014–2019
An annotated bibliography of Yiddish Studies scholarship published in Russia between 2014 and 2019.
May 05, 2020
A Double Dose of Early Twentieth-Century Yiddish Talush-hood: Two New Translations by Daniel Kennedy
Ri J. Turner
In new translations by Daniel Kennedy, Hersh Dovid Nomberg’s Warsaw Stories (White Goat Press) and Zalman Shneour’s A Death: Notes of a Suicide (Wakefield Press) can rightfully be labeled “classic”; they reach across time and space to name an eternal — and unromantic — facet of human experience.
Apr 29, 2020
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