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Bernie Sanders redt af yidish

The Editors

Bernie Sanders, Democratic forerunner, speaks out on behalf of Yiddish underdogs.

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Yiddish Revival Declared a Success

The Editors

In a shocking turn of events on the eve of Pirim, Yiddish has been declared fully revived!

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Fin der redaktsiye: In geveb to Switch to Galitsianer Standard Yiddish

The Editors

After much deliberation, and lobbying from the Peylish Caucus, the In geveb Editorial Board has resolved to use Galitsianer Standard Yiddish going forward.

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Yehoash’s Scroll: A Calligraphed Megiles Ester

Shifra Epstein

In honor of Purim, a fine calligraphed scroll of Yehoash’s translation into Yiddish of the Book of Esther, completed by the poet’s daughter Chava.

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Vilne? Vilna? Wilno? Vilnius?: Place Names in Yiddish

Ben Sadock, Samuel Spinner and Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Our editorial team discusses/debates our guidelines for translating and transliterating place names from the Yiddish.

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On Translating (and Not Being) Jonathan Boyarin

Naomi Seidman

Naomi Seidman reflects on having translated Jonathan Boyarin’s Yiddish Science and the Postmodern and asks: what power does Yiddish have in our world of nonstop chatter, of ubiquitous and generalized marginality, of planetary precarity?

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Anti-fascist Yiddish Song: Shneer and Eisenberg on Lin Jaldati

Erin Faigin

Lin Jaldati was a secular Dutch Jew who brought Yiddish music to communist East Germany. Now, Jewlia Eisenberg and David Shneer are reviving her music and investigating her revolutionary life.

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"We Should Not Create Enemies": Europe's Refugee Crisis and Yiddish Song

Sonia Gollance

Austrian shepherd Hans Breuer on driving refugees across the border, and getting famous for singing Yiddish songs.

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