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

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The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2016

Rachelle Grossman and Saul Noam Zaritt

A bibliography of the prolific output of Yiddish scholarship published in English last year.

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A Writer in the Spa: Identifying Jacob Glatstein’s Protagonist

Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

In his novel Ven Yash iz gekumen, Jacob Glatstein wrote a Poland both familiar and strange, and peopled it with characters based on the real-life literary figures and historians he met in the spa town of Nałęczów.

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Yiddish, Translation, and a World Literature To-Come

Saul Noam Zaritt

In geveb’s founding editor discusses different models of Yiddish in relation to world literature through the figures of Sholem Asch and Jacob Glatstein.

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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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The Yiddishist Vote: Responses to Trump

The Editors

A round-up of responses to the election of Donald Trump by scholars of Yiddish.

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לויט די לייענערס | Readers Respond: Tell Us What You Really Think

The Editors

This summer we conducted a survey of our readers to find out what you think about us, here’s what we learned.

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On My Own in Omaha: On Learning Yiddish Solo

Max Sparber

The challenges and rewards of learning Yiddish on your own.

Interview

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.

Interview

“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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Yiddish has a word for that! Notes on the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary (2016)

Isaac L. Bleaman

Isaac Bleaman goes to Yidish-vokh and reports back from a conversation between the editors of the new Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary.

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