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
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
Briv funem Arkhiv: An Appeal From Buczacz, 1935
In 1935, New York’s Buczacz-American Benevolent Sick and Aid Society received this appeal—in Yiddish and Polish— from the Jewish Relief Committee in Buczacz, Poland. One of the signatories was my grandfather, Moses Wolfthal.
Jan 31, 2020
Briv funem Arkhiv: 1987 Poster Announcing Pilgrimages to Lezajsk (Lizhensk)
Posters like this one for special events, graduations, sales of Hasidic garments, computers, new books, videos and more are still popular in the Hasidic neighborhoods of Brooklyn. However, in recent years the internet has changed the business.
Jan 24, 2020
In geveb, אין געוועב, is a subscription-free digital forum for the publication of peer-reviewed academic articles, the translation and annotation of Yiddish texts, the exchange of pedagogical materials, and a blog of Yiddish cultural life.