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

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Yiddish Podcasts in Conversation: Vaybertaytsh and Dos Yidishe Kol

The hosts of two beloved Yid­dish pod­casts chat about how they came to cre­ate their pro­grams, with a bilin­gual transcript.

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Whither Queer Yiddishkayt?

Ali­cia Svi­gals explores queer yid­dishkayt past, present, and future.

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Be Yourself! (with a little help): Creating the First Yiddish LGBTQ Youth Guide

Jonathan Branf­man and Eli Rosen dis­cuss nav­i­gat­ing queer Yid­dish vocab­u­lary with Tal­mu­dic asso­ci­a­tions; how to make a Hasidic chil­dren’s book acces­si­ble for many oth­er Yid­dish read­ers as well; and oth­er con­sid­er­a­tions in Rosen’s trans­la­tion of Branf­man’s LGBTQ youth guide.

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Ze, s’iz harbst: Autumn’s Here!

Autumn’s here, and that means it is time to begin In gevebs sev­enth pub­lish­ing year. 

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Announcing our Summer Publishing Hafsoke

As we head into our sum­mer pub­lish­ing break, we share our accom­plish­ments from the past year. Most of all, we thank you for being a part of our In geveb community.

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Reader Favorites 2020-2021

The top ten most pop­u­lar things we pub­lished this year, from chil­dren’s book reports to a peer reviewed spe­cial issue.

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Reckoning with American Racism and Racist Violence, af Yiddish

In this updat­ed ver­sion of our spe­cial issue on Race, af Yid­dish, we offer a range of texts about local and inter­na­tion­al Yid­dish rep­re­sen­ta­tions of ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry Amer­i­can racist violence.

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“The Most Awful Scenes”: The Tulsa Massacre and Racist Violence in the Yiddish Press

Uri Schreter traces atti­tudes about race in the Unit­ed States evi­dent in Yid­dish news­pa­pers’ cov­er­age of the Tul­sa mas­sacre — often simul­ta­ne­ous­ly denounc­ing the vio­lence and prop­a­gat­ing racist ideas.

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The Skotsboro Boys in Soviet Minsk

Andrew Sloin guides us through a Sovi­et Yid­dish pam­phlet about the Scotts­boro tri­al in the Unit­ed States to reveal how this inci­dent became a prism to refract the long his­to­ry of racial and class dom­i­na­tion in the Unit­ed States and a ral­ly­ing cry to cul­ti­vate the spir­it of inter­na­tion­al­ist social­ist sol­i­dar­i­ty among Sovi­et readers.”

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Zvee Scooler der Grammeister’s Ruminations on Nothing at All

Jonathan Boyarin guides us through Zvee Scool­er’s mas­ter­piece mono­logue Gor­nisht.”

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