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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Review of Anne-Christin Klotz's Gemeinsam gegen Deutschland
Holocaust Literature and Autorevision: Shaye Shpigl’s Ghetto Stories Written in, and Rewritten after, the Lodz Ghetto
Review of Sasha Senderovich's How the Soviet Jew Was Made
Review of Samuel J. Spinner's Jewish Primitivism
With his elegant new study, Jewish Primitivism, Samuel J. Spinner offers a new approach to the relationship between German and East European Jewish culture while also considering to what degree and in which ways differences among Jewish cultures reflect differences and interactions with the non-Jewish culture(s) around them.
Jan 10, 2023
Review of From the Jewish Provinces by Fradl Shtok, translated by Jordan D. Finkin and Allison Schachter
Review of Moshkele the Thief by Sholem Aleichem, trans. Curt Leviant
The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature
Glantz’s masterwork Kristobal Kolon offers a transnational vision of the Americas that insists — in Yiddish — on its Jewish, Muslim, indigenous and African origins, suggesting a new geography for American Jewish literature that exceeds the boundaries of what we understand the Americas and Jewishness to be, and challenging our expectations of what Yiddish literature can contain.
Nov 09, 2022
‘Brother Jews of the Entire World!’ Bergelson, Hofshteyn, and Soviet-Yiddish in the Worldwide Jewish Family
Review of Marc Caplan's Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism
A Yiddish Newspaper at War with Yiddish: Abraham Cahan and the 1931 Language Debate in the New York Forverts