Interviews

Interview

Remedy Before the Sickness: Eli Rosen on Translating Rhinoceros into Yiddish

Tova Benjamin

Tova Benjamin talks with Eli Rosen, translator of Rhinoceros, about fascism, Talmudic tractates, Yiddish fluency, and going OTD.

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Art Against Fascism: Joshua Sobol on the Radical Possibilities of Yiddish Theater

Rachelle Grossman

Joshua Sobol speaks to Rachelle Grossman about resistance through art and the future possibilities of Yiddish theater.

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Imagining a Dictionary for Solidarity: A Conversation with Artist Yevgeniy Fiks on Russian, Yiddish, and Transnational Queer Dialects

Anna Elena Torres

Anna Elena Torres talks with Yevgeniy Fiks about Internationalism, queer politics, utopias and imaginary mapping, and Soviet Yiddish.

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Diaspora Nationalism, Yiddish Contradiction: a conversation with Max Sparber

Diana Clarke

Max Sparber talks Wikipedia, open sourcing, exile, and contemporary white nationalism in the context of the diaspora

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An Interview with Boris Sandler

Sarah Ponichtera

The longtime editor of the Yiddish Forverts and author of fourteen books spoke with Sarah Ponichtera about growing up in Soviet Moldavia, being an immigrant, and reading.

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How to Shoot an Impossible Movie: An Interview with Menashe Lustig and Joshua Z Weinstein at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

Raphael Koenig

An interview with the director and lead actor of the new Yiddish film, Menashe.

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The Gefilte Manifesto

Madeleine Cohen

An interview with the authors of the new cookbook, The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods.

Interview

Sholem Aleichem's Digital Turn

Madeleine Cohen and Diana Clarke

An interview with Jeremy Dauber about the new website SholemAleichem.org

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Spectacular Vernacular: An Interview with Ezra Berkley Nepon on New Yiddish Theater, Queer Performance Arts, and “Dazzle Camouflage”

Anna Elena Torres

On the beautiful, radical, accessible, possibilities of performance and Yiddish.

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“Conversion through language”: Mo Pareles on Yiddish, Old English, and the Temporal Other

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

A medievalist uses Yiddish in her scriptural scholarship.

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