Reviews

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Review of the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary

Alec (Leyzer) Burko

A comprehensive review of the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary, including many examples of entries.

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How to be Both: Officials and Artists Vying for the Limelight

Iaroslava Strikha

Mayhill Fowler’s book shines light on the blind spots of national cultural histories of turn of the century Ukraine, following the often uneasy interface between authorities and art institutions.

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Die Geometrie des Verzichts: Deborah Vogel's poetry, essays, and letters in a new German translation and compilation

Anastasiya Lyubas

This volume, edited and translated by Anna Maja Misiak, is the first edition of Debora Vogel’s work in any language to include all of her prose and poetry.

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Judgment

Boris Dralyuk

In time for the one hundredth anniversary of the October revolution, Dovid Bergelson’s novel Mides-hadin is out in a new translation by Harriet Murav and Sasha Senderovich.

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Coordinated Movement?: Vladimir Jabotinsky and Polish Jewish Youth

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Sarah Ellen Zarrow on language politics in Jabotinzky’s Revisionist Zionism

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“Falsche Juden”: A Study of Performative Identities in German Literature

Joela Jacobs

Nike Thurn’s recent book explores how Jewishness is performed in German literature.

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“The Worst Good Idea Ever”? The Birobidzhan Project and Soviet Jewish Culture

Natalie Belsky

Masha Gessen’s new book explores the history of the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan through the story of David Bergelson and Simon Dubnow, whose thought and writing influenced its development.

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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

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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.

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