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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Traveling and Traversing Chabad’s Literary Paths: From Likutei torah to Khayim gravitser and Beyond

This paper aims to com­pli­cate the neat chronol­o­gy that bifur­cates mod­ern Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture from its Hasidic roots, using Fishl Schneer­sohn’s nov­el Khay­im Grav­itser and Avra­ham Shlon­sky’s Hebrew trans­la­tion of the nov­el to demon­strate that these authors con­tin­ued the Hasidic lit­er­ary tra­di­tion of Chabad even as they embraced alter­na­tive lit­er­ary forms in the cause of new aes­thet­ic agendas.


Kratsn in der linker peye: yidish, yidishkayt, un dos pintele yid: A special issue of In geveb on Religious Thought in Yiddish

An intro­duc­tion from the edi­tors of the spe­cial issue of In geveb on Reli­gious Thought in Yiddish.


Review of Ariel Mayse's Speaking Infinities

In his recent metic­u­lous­ly-researched and sen­si­tive­ly-writ­ten work, Ariel Evan Mayse brings to the atten­tion of the con­tem­po­rary read­er a remark­able the­ol­o­gy of lan­guage to be found in the teach­ings of Dov Ber Fried­man, the Mag­gid of Mezritsh (17041772).


Review of A Permanent Beginning: R. Nachman of Braslav and Jewish Literary Modernity by Yitzhak Lewis

Yitzhak Lewis shows how Reb Nach­man ini­ti­at­ed a new era of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture that shaped nine­teenth- and twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry Yid­dish and Hebrew writing.