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

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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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Language and Trust in a Perilous Time: Translating COVID-19 Public Health Information into Yiddish in Hasidic Communities

Rhona Sei­del­man inter­views the researchers of the Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don Con­tem­po­rary Hasidic Yid­dish Project about their pub­lic health trans­la­tion work dur­ing the ear­ly stages of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ten Things That Lead to Mixed Dancing in Yiddish Literature

A tour through the more sur­pris­ing moments of mixed danc­ing in Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture, from danc­ing with the dead to danc­ing with a pickle.

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The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2020

The lat­est install­ment of our annu­al effort to gath­er togeth­er the lat­est pub­li­ca­tions rel­e­vant to Yid­dish Stud­ies in English.

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Speaking Through Shylock's Lips: The Merchant of Venice on The Yiddish Stage

Eve Romm traces the many approach­es to resolv­ing the prob­lem of Shy­lock on the Yid­dish stage, from apolo­get­ics to heroism.

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