Text & Translation
די גרינע עפּעלעך פֿון גן־עדן
Green Apples from the Garden of Eden
Translation by Jordan Kutzik
From Boris Sandler’s 1997 collection Toyern (Gateways): a story in which an immigrant’s reminiscences are so vivid they all but blur the border between dreams and time travel.
Oct 24, 2018
Stealing the Border: A Reflection on Teaching Yiddish Borderlands Literature
Anna Elena Torres
Anna Elena Torres shares her reflections about, and syllabus for, the course “Yiddish Poetics of the Border.”
Sep 27, 2018
Review of Convergence, an Album of Multi-Diasporic Musical Longing by Anthony Russell and Veretski Pass
Anthony Russell, in collaboration with Veretski Pass (Joshua Horowitz on piano, Cookie Segelstein on fiddle, and Stuart Brotman on cello), intertwines Jewish Eastern Europe folk music and African American spiritual traditions.
Nov 06, 2018
In Edenia, a City of the Future
Yevgeniy Fiks and Larissa Babji invited artists to engage with Kalman Zingman’s 1918 Yiddish-language utopian novella In der tsukunft-shtot edenia (In Edenia, a City of the Future), published in Kharkiv, Ukraine. They displayed the results in an exhibition at Yermilov Center in Kharkiv, Ukraine in June 2017. Here they discuss the novel, the process that led to the exhibition, and the political and social realities that their project sought to address.
Nov 01, 2018
Traveling and Traversing Chabad’s Literary Paths: From Likutei torah to Khayim gravitser and Beyond
This paper aims to complicate the neat chronology that bifurcates modern Jewish literature from its Hasidic roots, using Fishl Schneersohn’s novel Khayim Gravitser and Avraham Shlonsky’s Hebrew translation of the novel to demonstrate that these authors continued the Hasidic literary tradition of Chabad even as they embraced alternative literary forms in the cause of new aesthetic agendas.
Oct 09, 2018
לויט די לייענערס | Readers Respond
This summer we conducted a survey of our readers to find out how you think we’re doing, here’s what we learned.
Oct 01, 2018
Review of A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture by Shachar M. Pinsker
Shachar M. Pinsker’s latest work is a lively examination of the role of cafés as meeting grounds for Jewish writers and thinkers in the modern period of transnational migration, from 1848-1939.
Sep 16, 2018
The Top Five Most Popular In geveb Pieces of All Time
Sep 06, 2018
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