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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The Lower East Side as an American Site of Memory

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.


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

Mishory exam­ines the col­lab­o­ra­tive work of art his­to­ri­an Rachel Wis­chnitzer (18851989), and Jew­ish-Ger­man design­er and typog­ra­ph­er Franzis­ca Baruch (19011989), 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 of Beyond the Synagogue by Rachel B. Gross

Through her work, Gross seeks to val­i­date prac­tices that mean­ing­ful­ly con­tribute to Jew­ish iden­ti­ty for­ma­tion and con­nect Jew­ish Amer­i­cans to their his­to­ry as a peo­ple and to the con­tem­po­rary com­mu­ni­ty of Jew­ish people.


Review of Artifacts of Orthodox Jewish Childhoods, edited by Dainy Bernstein

From CDs to detec­tive sto­ries, zines to toys, the objects remem­bered and ana­lyzed in this vol­ume presents the range of mate­r­i­al that filled the child­hoods of Ashke­nazi Ortho­dox Jews grow­ing up in the last decades of the twen­ti­eth century.