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

Interview

Training for Yiddish Instructors Based in The Latest Pedagogy Research: An Interview with Asya Schulman and Sonia Bloom

Jes­si­ca Kirzane chats with Asya Schul­man and Sonia Bloom to learn about the whats, hows, and whys of the pro­grams for train­ing Yid­dish lan­guage instruc­tors through the Yid­dish Book Cen­ter: the Yid­dish Ped­a­gogy Fel­low­ship, the Yid­dish Ped­a­gogy Practicum, and Advanced Yid­dish class­es for Yid­dish teachers. 

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Brivkestl: Call for Responses to our Publishing about the Israel-Gaza war

What do you think about our cov­er­age in rela­tion to the war in Gaza? Let us know.

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Review of The Gospel According to Chaim by Mikhl Yashinsky

Eyshe Beirich reviews Mikhl Yashin­sky’s orig­i­nal Yid­dish play Di psure loyt khay­im.

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“Do What You Can to Survive”: Women’s Holocaust Memories in Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango

The cre­ators of the 2023 album Silent Tears: The Last Yid­dish Tan­go grap­ple with com­plex ques­tions about long-term trau­ma and the bur­dens of mem­o­ry for women who sur­vived the Holocaust.

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The Farbindungen Yiddish Studies Conference: A Collaborative Project to Share Scholarship and Create Connections

The third annu­al Farbindun­gen Yid­dish Stud­ies Con­fer­ence will be tak­ing place online from Feb­ru­ary 18 – 19th, 2024. Orga­niz­ers Car­olyn Beard, Caleb Sher, and Sophia Shoul­son dis­cuss the ori­gins of the ini­tia­tive, this year’s offer­ings, and the future of Yid­dish stud­ies with Chana Toth-Sewell.

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The Latest Yiddish Translations, 2023

A roundup of trans­la­tions pub­lished in 2023

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CFP: "The Yiddish Press Beyond Its Pages": A special issue of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies

We invite sub­mis­sions to a spe­cial issue of In geveb that focus on the Yid­dish press beyond the usu­al con­fines of the print­ed word.

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Briv funem arkhiv: Far hashem, yivo un yeyl

A lit­tle piece of bureau­crat­ic uni­ver­si­ty paper­work reminds us of the inter­na­tion­al scope and depth of the work of great Jew­ish schol­ars like Max Weinreich. 

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Visions for the Lefty Queer Yiddish Future: A Conversation

Ahead of Queer Yid­dish Camp and Rad Yiddish’s joint event A Cabaret Fundrais­er for a Lefty/​Queer/​Yiddish Future”, three co-orga­niz­ers sat down to chat about what brings them to this cul­tur­al orga­niz­ing work.

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Your Guide to Yiddish and In geveb at the 2023 AJS Conference

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

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