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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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