Reviews

Review

Translingualism Today: A Review of Naomi Brenner’s Lingering Bilingualism

Nao­mi Bren­ner’s new book com­pli­cates the sto­ry of the Hebrew-Yid­dish lan­guage wars” and argues that Jew­ish translin­gual­ism con­tin­ues well into the 20th century. 

Review

Immigrants Against the State

A review of Keny­on Zim­mer’s recent­ly pub­lished book, Immi­grants Against the State: Yid­dish and Ital­ian Anar­chism in Amer­i­ca.

Review

The New Yiddish Dialectology: A Review of Alexander Beider's The Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Leyz­er Burko reviews Alexan­der Bei­der’s recent mon­u­men­tal vol­ume on the ori­gins of Yid­dish dialects.

Review

“To what might the yard have been compared?”

Ach, the things a poor tai­lor has lived to see! We live in times when the coats go around mak­ing them­selves.” A review of a recent trans­la­tion of Kul­bak’s Zel­menyan­er.

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Here Dwells the Jewish People

A review of Avra­ham Nover­shtern’s new book on a cen­tu­ry of Amer­i­can Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture. Our review­er asks: was Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture in Amer­i­ca a cul­tur­al enter­prise that was doomed from the start or one that gen­er­at­ed mul­ti­ple beginnings? 

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