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

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Your Guide to Yiddish and In geveb at the 2018 AJS Conference

The Editors

Check out the dozens of panels and presentations involving Yiddish at this year’s Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference.

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Feminist Dybbuks in Melbourne: Possession, Desire and Voice

Nicola Menser Hearn

In August 2018, Australian theatre maker and director Samara Hersch, along with Chamber Made, a company operating at the ‘nexus of contemporary performance, music and sound’, presented Dybbuks – a production in three acts exploring ideas of possession; of women being with the dead; of desire, ritual, and voice. Here, Nicola Menser Hearn reviews the production and discusses it with Hersch.


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Translated and Improved: Yiddish Pop Culture in Israel

Avi Blitz

Yiddish is moving from the outskirts to the center of Israeli pop culture. Avi Blitz asks how that happens.

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In Edenia, a City of the Future

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks and Larissa Babji invited artists to engage with Kalman Zingman’s 1918 Yiddish-language utopian novella In der tsukunft-shtot edenia (In Edenia, a City of the Future), published in Kharkiv, Ukraine. They displayed the results in an exhibition at Yermilov Center in Kharkiv, Ukraine in June 2017. Here they discuss the novel, the process that led to the exhibition, and the political and social realities that their project sought to address.

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לויט די לייענערס | Readers Respond

The Editors

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

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This Year's Reader Favorites

The Editors

The top ten most popular things we published this year.

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Reader Survey

The Editors

Calling all readers! We want to hear what you think.

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