Interviews

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In Search of “Berlin Grandfathers”: An Interview with Arndt Beck and Ella Ponizovsky-Bergelson

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Ekaterina Kuznetsova interviews artists Arndt Beck and Ella Ponizovsky-Bergelson about their recent exhibition of Yiddish-related works in Berlin, “Di farbloyte feder | Berliner zeydes.”

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Memorializing the Holocaust in Electronic Music: An Interview with Francisco Dean

Jo Sabath

Jo Sabath talks with Francisco Dean about Dean’s Frilingdik Umbazigt: As the Spring Unconquered, an electronic music piece memorializing the Holocaust that he composed and directed with high school student musicians at the Chicago Laboratory School.

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Communicating Jewish History in Poland Today

Madeleine Cohen

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was decades in the making and now tells the thousand year history of Polish Jews in the old heart of Jewish Warsaw.

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Sitra Achra: Shterna Goldbloom on the Ones Who Don't Follow

Diana Clarke

Shterna Goldbloom discusses photography, community, and memory. Her saturated, colorful work centers the liminal places where the holy and the marginal come together.

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Seeking and Queering Utopia: A Chat About the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

Noam Green and Tova Benjamin

Queerness, religion, and the other in the Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

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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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