Reviews

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Review of Warsaw Testament by Rokhl Auerbach, trans­. Kassow

This is a water­shed entry into the Eng­lish canon of Holo­caust testimony.

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Review of Jason Lustig's A Time to Gather: Archives and the Control of Jewish Culture

How do moments of rup­ture shape the prac­tices of insti­tu­tions devot­ed to Jew­ish history? 

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Review of Dovid Bergelson's "Die Welt möge Zeuge sein": Erzählungen

This col­lec­tion of trans­lat­ed sto­ries presents a new side of David Bergel­son to Ger­man readers. 

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Review of From a Bird’s Cage to a Thin Branch: The Selected Poems of Yosef Kerler trans. Evrona

Ker­ler imag­ines the bor­ders of any coun­try as the walls of a cell.

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Review of Moyshe Kulbak's Ale lider un poemen, edited by Siarhej Šupa

In two vol­umes, Siarhej Šupa brings Moyshe Kul­bak’s com­plete poet­ry to read­ers in the Yid­dish orig­i­nal, Belaru­sian trans­la­tion, and Latin transliteration.

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Review of Jonah Corne and Monika Vrečar's Yiddish Cinema: The Drama of Troubled Communication

Yid­dish Cin­e­ma: The Dra­ma of Trou­bled Com­mu­ni­ca­tion sug­gests inno­v­a­tive and fruit­ful ways that schol­ar­ship in media stud­ies can be applied to Yid­dish cinema.

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Review of Montage: Works by Debora Vogel, trans. Lyubas

This small hard­cov­er book is a per­fect gem for those who want to intro­duce them­selves to Vogel’s poetry.

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Review of Shira Gorshman's Meant to Be, translated by Faith Jones

This is the first book-length col­lec­tion of Gorshman’s work to be trans­lat­ed into Eng­lish, with only a hand­ful of sto­ries elsewhere.

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Review of Seth Stern's Speaking Yiddish to Chickens

This account of Yid­dish-speak­ing farm­ers offers a mod­el for engag­ing with oral his­to­ry and the mem­o­ry of com­mu­ni­ties that have since disappeared.

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