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Another 'Tradition Omission': Reconsidering Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

Fid­dlers Yid­dish trans­la­tion mer­its dis­cus­sion in The New York Times, not as his­to­ry or metaphor, but as a win­dow into how Jews tell sto­ries about themselves. 

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“The Most Awful Scenes”: The Tulsa Massacre and Racist Violence in the Yiddish Press

Uri Schreter traces atti­tudes about race in the Unit­ed States evi­dent in Yid­dish news­pa­pers’ cov­er­age of the Tul­sa mas­sacre — often simul­ta­ne­ous­ly denounc­ing the vio­lence and prop­a­gat­ing racist ideas.

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