Articles

Essays and peer-reviewed scholarship in Yiddish Studies, an interdisciplinary field that engages all aspects of Yiddish cultural production, especially in its relationship to other cultures and languages.

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Review

Birnbaum and the Distortions of Polemic

Ben Sadock

A review of the new edition of S. A. Birnbaum’s Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar

Review

Claudia Rosenzweig's Bovo d’Antona by Elye Bokher. A Yiddish Romance: A Critical Edition with Commentary

Oren Roman

A review of Claudia Rosenzweig’s new critical edition of the bove-bukh.

Article

A Poetic Paradox: Gender and Self in Anna Margolin’s Mary Cycle

Melissa Weininger

Weininger analyzes Anna Margolin’s cycle of poems entitled “Mary,” exploring her use of Christological themes and figures and the expression of identity and self-definition in the poems.

Review

Strangers in Berlin by Rachel Seelig

Sunny Yudkoff

Seelig’s new book explores the city of Berlin during the Weimar period as a “transit station” for Jewish literature written in German, Yiddish, and Hebrew.

Review

The Marriage Plot

Dory Fox

Naomi Seidman’s new book examines the Ashkenazi Jewish experience of modernization through the representation of changing ideas about love and sexuality in literature.

Article

New Yiddish Film and the Transvernacular

Rebecca Margolis

The study of Yiddish cinema gets updated for the twenty-first century, Margolis explores how the language is being used in film in the last decade.

Review

Nothing Backwards about the Forward's New Anthology

Eileen Pollack

The new anthology of stories published in The Forward has more than a few gems, Eileen Pollack reviews.

Review

Niemandssprache: A Biography of Itzik Manger

Jenna Ingalls

A review of Efrat Gal-Ed’s new biography of Itzik Manger.

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