Interviews

Interview

Diaspora Nationalism, Yiddish Contradiction: a conversation with Max Sparber

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

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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The Gefilte Manifesto

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

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Sholem Aleichem's Digital Turn

An inter­view with Jere­my Dauber about the new web­site Shole​mAle​ichem​.org

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

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

A medieval­ist uses Yid­dish in her scrip­tur­al scholarship. 

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Radical, Rational Eating: Eve Jochnowitz on Eastern European Vegetarians, Jewish Politics, and Translating The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

Eve Jochnowitz dis­cuss­es the rise of veg­e­tar­i­an cui­sine among Jews, left­ist pol­i­tics, and how to make gefilte fish with­out any fish at all. 

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Embracing the Multiple: A Conversation with Zohar Weiman-Kelman

Zohar Weiman-Kel­man on the inter­sec­tions of Yid­dish, trans­la­tion, and the erotic. 

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"Eight Volumes in Dour Maroon": Josh Fogel on Translating the Leksikon

The Lek­sikon fun der nay­er yidish­er lit­er­atur, which is full of hard-to-find bio­graph­i­cal and bib­li­o­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion about Yid­dish writ­ers, is tough to access out­side insti­tu­tions or from the far side of a pay­wall. By method­i­cal­ly trans­lat­ing and post­ing entries from the Lek­sikon online, Josh Fogel is work­ing to change that. 

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