Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020
Looking to improve your Yiddish this summer? There are options all over the world, from traditional classroom-based programs to music festivals, and everything in between—and we’ve done the research so you don’t have to.
Jan 29, 2020
The YIVO Layoffs and the State of the Field: A Roundup of Perspectives and Call for Submissions
We are interested in pieces that place the recent events at YIVO in the context of discipline-wide trends, historical, economic, scholarly and otherwise, and that help us think through the broader forces that produced this moment and its possible ramifications.
Feb 09, 2020
לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes
How and when do our readers teach khurbn materials in their Yiddish language classes? We’ve assembled responses to this poll in our loyt di lerers series.
Feb 23, 2020
Briv funem Arkhiv: The Eiffel Tower Heads to the Suburbs
On this 1933 flyer for a Kultur-lige pariz event, a walking, talking Eiffel Tower exclaims, “All of Paris is going to the Kultur-lige’s excursion to Garches, and you want me to stay here?
Feb 21, 2020
Asch Remembered: Sholem Asch Hoyz in Bat Yam
Sholem Asch’s arrival at the small house at 50 Arlozorov Street in the coastal town of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv, was to be his final move in over two decades of travels. Six decades later, the house has been carefully restored and reopened as a museum.
Feb 16, 2020
The post-Holocaust Parisian “Phalanstery” of 9 rue Guy Patin and its Legacies. Review of Rachel Ertel, Mémoire du yiddish
Constance Pâris de Bollardière
Rachel Ertel has been one of the most prolific translators from Yiddish to French. In Mémoire du yiddish: Transmettre une langue assassinée [A Memory of Yiddish: Transmitting an Assassinated Language], an interview with the French journalist Stéphane Bou published as a book in 2019, Rachel Ertel, who was born in July 1939, looks back chronologically on her life’s journey.
Feb 06, 2020
My Hunger for Knowledge Was Immense: On Learning and Teaching Yiddish
Borodulin’s acceptance speech for the 2019 Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Prize, in which he outlines how he came to find a passion for Yiddish language instruction.
Feb 03, 2020
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