A Writer in the Spa: Identifying Jacob Glatstein’s Protagonist
In his novel Ven Yash iz gekumen, Jacob Glatstein wrote a Poland both familiar and strange, and peopled it with characters based on the real-life literary figures and historians he met in the spa town of Nałęczów.
Jan 25, 2017
The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2016
Rachelle Grossman and Saul Noam Zaritt
A bibliography of the prolific output of Yiddish scholarship published in English last year.
Feb 08, 2017
Invitation to Participate: Yiddish in Holocaust Education
Do you teach courses related to the Holocaust? What role does Yiddish have in those courses? Let us know in this survey.
Feb 21, 2017
Text & Translation
אין צײַט פֿון פֿאַרנומענעם פּױלן
In Occupied Poland
Translation by Shifra Epstein
A summary of the first pirem-shpil or “Purim play” written, produced and performed by Bobover Hasidim in the United States after the Second World War.
Feb 14, 2017
Resources in Yiddish Studies: Yiddish Linguistic Scholarship
Zachary M. Baker
This online bibliographical series devoted to research resources in Yiddish Studies focuses on publications and other resources devoted to the Yiddish language itself.
Feb 07, 2017
Sholem Aleichem’s Digital Turn
Madeleine Cohen and Diana Clarke
An interview with Jeremy Dauber about the new website SholemAleichem.org
Jan 18, 2017
Teaching Guide for Yoysef Kerler’s “Old Fashioned” and “The Sea” (trans. Evrona)
The second in a series of teaching guides, this one for Maia Evrona’s translation of Yoysef Kerler’s poems “Old Fashioned” and “The Sea” (1979).
Jan 17, 2017
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