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

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Milgroym's Cultural Context

Naomi Brenner

Weimar Berlin, Yiddish art journals, editorial conflicts—Naomi Brenner explains the cultural context of the journal Milgroym.

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"They Have Their Own Language, Literally": A Review of One of Us

Shayna Weiss

Shayna Weiss reviews One of Us, a Netfix documentary directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady that follows the lives of three ex-Hasidim.

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Where Text Meets Sweat: Reading Yiddish Utopia in the Utah Landscape

Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin asks utopian questions in Clarion, Utah, the site of a former Yiddish agricultural colony.

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A Jewish Folk Poet in Texas: Chaya Rochel Andres and the Yiddish South

Josh Parshall

Writing Yiddish poems and resisting assimilation in the Dallas Arbeter Ring

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Your Guide to Yiddish and In geveb at the 2017 AJS Conference

The Editors

Check out the dozens of panels and presentations involving Yiddish at this year’s AJS.

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Seeking and Queering Utopia: A Chat About the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

Noam Green and Tova Benjamin

Queerness, religion, and the other in the Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

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Recreation as Education: Yiddish Vokh 2017

Sandra Fox

Sandra Fox on returning to summer camp at the Yidish Vokh, a week-long Yiddish language retreat for all ages.

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Making Sense of Squiggles: Teaching and Learning Yiddish Stenography

Elena Hoffenberg

The invisible labor, and liberation, of a shorthand for Yiddish.

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Queering Broadway: Indecent and Lesbian Yiddish Love

C Tova Markenson

Onstage, intimacy that’s untranslatable.

Interview

Remedy Before the Sickness: Eli Rosen on Translating Rhinoceros into Yiddish

Tova Benjamin

Tova Benjamin talks with Eli Rosen, translator of Rhinoceros, about fascism, Talmudic tractates, Yiddish fluency, and going OTD.

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