Articles

Essays and peer-reviewed scholarship in Yiddish Studies, an interdisciplinary field that engages all aspects of Yiddish cultural production, especially in its relationship to other cultures and languages.

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Molded Inexorably by the Times: Rachel Wischnitzer’s and Franzisca Baruch’s Collaboration on the Headlines of Rimon/Milgroym

Ishai Mishory

Mishory examines the collaborative work of art historian Rachel Wischnitzer (1885-1989), and Jewish-German designer and typographer Franzisca Baruch (1901-1989), demonstrating that Baruch’s revival of medieval Hebrew letterforms in her work on Rimon/Milgroym and her use of fragmentation as a strategy for visual, textual, and cultural revival was in conversation with Wischnitzer’s scholarship.

Review

The Lower East Side as an American Site of Memory

Abigail Lewis

In her work on images of the Lower East Side, Blair spotlights the paradoxes of the neighborhood’s dynamic status as site of memory and of artistic experimentation and highlights stories and voices often left out of American collective memory.

Review

Review of The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Stage by Alyssa Quint

Debra Caplan

The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Stage is a monumental work that tells the story of Avrom Goldfaden, Yiddish theater’s most central, confounding, and enigmatic figure while also situating it in the context of Yiddish theater’s initial development.

Review

Women’s Voices from Yiddish to Polish

Aleksandra Kremer

Kremer reviews two new volumes dealing with Yiddish poetry, both published in Poland in 2018, which focus on the work of women poets.

Review

Post-philology in Old Yiddish Studies

Aya Elyada

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