Reviews

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Review of Convergence, an Album of Multi-Diasporic Musical Longing by Anthony Russell and Veretski Pass

Antho­ny Rus­sell, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Verets­ki Pass (Joshua Horowitz on piano, Cook­ie Segel­stein on fid­dle, and Stu­art Brot­man on cel­lo), inter­twines Jew­ish East­ern Europe folk music and African Amer­i­can spir­i­tu­al traditions. 

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Review of A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture by Shachar M. Pinsker

Shachar M. Pinsker’s lat­est work is a live­ly exam­i­na­tion of the role of cafés as meet­ing grounds for Jew­ish writ­ers and thinkers in the mod­ern peri­od of transna­tion­al migra­tion, from 1848 – 1939.

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Review of the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary

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

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

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

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 on lan­guage pol­i­tics in Jabot­inzky’s Revi­sion­ist Zionism

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

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

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