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Essays, interviews, listicles, podcasts, and much more, covering all aspects of Yiddish culture.

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The Farbindungen Yiddish Studies Conference: A Collaborative Project to Share Scholarship and Create Connections

The third annu­al Farbindun­gen Yid­dish Stud­ies Con­fer­ence will be tak­ing place online from Feb­ru­ary 18 – 19th, 2024. Orga­niz­ers Car­olyn Beard, Caleb Sher, and Sophia Shoul­son dis­cuss the ori­gins of the ini­tia­tive, this year’s offer­ings, and the future of Yid­dish stud­ies with Chana Toth-Sewell.

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The Latest Yiddish Translations, 2023

A roundup of trans­la­tions pub­lished in 2023

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CFP: "The Yiddish Press Beyond Its Pages": A special issue of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies

We invite sub­mis­sions to a spe­cial issue of In geveb that focus on the Yid­dish press beyond the usu­al con­fines of the print­ed word.

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Briv funem arkhiv: Far hashem, yivo un yeyl

A lit­tle piece of bureau­crat­ic uni­ver­si­ty paper­work reminds us of the inter­na­tion­al scope and depth of the work of great Jew­ish schol­ars like Max Weinreich. 

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Visions for the Lefty Queer Yiddish Future: A Conversation

Ahead of Queer Yid­dish Camp and Rad Yiddish’s joint event A Cabaret Fundrais­er for a Lefty/​Queer/​Yiddish Future”, three co-orga­niz­ers sat down to chat about what brings them to this cul­tur­al orga­niz­ing work.

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Your Guide to Yiddish and In geveb at the 2023 AJS Conference

Check out the pan­els and pre­sen­ta­tions involv­ing Yid­dish at this year’s Asso­ci­a­tion for Jew­ish Stud­ies Annu­al Conference.

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What Remains Is Revolutionary: Unboxing Norma Fain Pratt’s Library

Yid­dish Book Cen­ter fel­lows Char­lotte Apter, Joseph Reis­berg, and Caleb Sher, togeth­er with bib­li­og­ra­ph­er David Mazow­er, unpacked a his­toric dona­tion of the 500 or so titles that made up Nor­ma Fain Pratt’s col­lec­tion of wom­en’s writ­ing in Yiddish.

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Moshe Rabbenu Splits the Atom: Writers of the Forverts React to the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

A dive into the pages of his­tor­i­cal Yid­dish news­pa­pers from the dawn of the nuclear age

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Announcing the 2023 Cohort of Fortunoff/In geveb Fellows

In geveb and the For­tunoff Video Archive for Holo­caust Tes­ti­monies at Yale Uni­ver­si­ty are part­ner­ing to fund mean­ing­ful schol­ar­ship and cre­ative pro­duc­tions based on the unique Yid­dish oral his­to­ries at the For­tunoff Archive.

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Ain’t No Party Like a Shnorer Party: The Wild and Short Life of a Literary Support Group

The Shnor­er Asso­ci­a­tion, also some­times known as The Shnor­er Club, spon­sored a vari­ety of cul­tur­al events in New York City from 1915 through around 1925.

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