Discovering Di Froyen

Sarah Biskowitz

The fabled booklet Di Froyen Women and Yiddish: Tribute to the Past, Directions for the Future: Conference Proceedings, published in 1997, which records the Di froyen conference held October 28-29, 1995, reminds us of the conference’s legacy as a turning point for women in Yiddish. More than that, it underscores participants’ visionary goals and uphill work to achieve them. It also raises questions of gender, language, and power that continue to animate contemporary feminist Yiddishist debates.


Resources for Teaching about Ukraine

The Editors

This listicle provides teachers with ideas for texts and music they may want to share with their students during the Russian war in Ukraine.


Beyond the Theater of Memory: Reflections on Yiddish Singing in the German-Speaking World

Isabel Frey

Isabel Frey reflects on the challenges and possibilities of performing Yiddish music as a Jewish performer in Germany and Austria beyond the insulated Berlin klezmer scene.


Diary of a Yiddish Teacher During the War

Tanya Yakovleva

On February 24, 2022, Russian troops began bombing Yakovleva’s Ukrainian, Russian-speaking hometown, Kharkiv. Nevertheless, she continued teaching Yiddish in Morbegno, Italy.


Translating Birshteyn into Swedish: A Conversation with John Karlsson

John Karlsson

In this conversation the Yiddish translator John Karlsson from Sweden discusses his most recent project, a translation of Yosl Birshteyn stories into Swedish.

Texts & Translation

דער משפּט

The Judgment

Joseph Opatoshu

Translation by Moyshe Stewart

A sinister children’s story by Joseph Opatoshu.


Calling all Yiddish Studies Instructors: Un-Essays and Creative Projects

The Editors

If you are an instructor of Yiddish Studies who has assigned unessay projects, we want to hear from you.

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