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

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Community, Continuity, and Celebration: Kids and Yiddish Then and Now

Avram Mlotek shares the per­son­al, fam­i­ly, and artis­tic roots of the Folks­bi­ene’s online pan­dem­ic-era Kids and Yid­dish reunion show this spring.

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Your Guide to Yiddish and In geveb at the 2020 AJS Conference

Our annu­al roundup of Yid­dish at AJS for this year’s vir­tu­al con­fer­ence — includ­ing a vir­tu­al In geveb kave-sho!

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How to Pick the Fictional Bubbe and Zayde Who Are Right for You

The abun­dance of eter­nal grand­par­ent” fig­ures in Jew­ish chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture begs the ques­tion: Which bubbe and zayde are right for you?

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The Golden Chain: A Children's Story

An orig­i­nal chil­dren’s sto­ry cel­e­brat­ing Yid­dish-Eng­lish translation.

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“The rhythm and rhyme had to leap off the page”: An Interview with Ellen Cassedy about Translating Yiddish Children’s Poetry

An inter­view with trans­la­tor Ellen Cassedy about her two trans­la­tions of Yid­dish children’s poet­ry into Eng­lish: a col­lec­tion of pre­war children’s poems for a book called Yid­dish Zoo” and a col­lec­tion of Boris Sandler’s Good Morn­ing” poems for children.

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Announcing: A Focus on Children’s Literature

Over the next few months, we’ll be bring­ing you a series of posts across the blog, ped­a­gogy, and trans­la­tion sec­tions of In geveb, all with a focus on Yid­dish chil­dren’s literature.

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Millennial Bundism: An Interview with Isabel Frey

Faith Hillis inter­views Vien­na-based musi­cian and activist Isabel Frey about her lat­est album, Mil­len­ni­al Bundist; the place of Yid­dish music in con­tem­po­rary left-wing pol­i­tics; and Frey’s cre­ative rewrit­ings of rev­o­lu­tion­ary anthems.

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Acting Like a Jewish Witch: An Interview with The Sorceress Star Mikhl Yashinsky

Mikhl Yashin­sky dis­cuss­es his star­ring role as Bobe Yakhne in the Folks­bi­ene pro­duc­tion of The Sor­cer­ess, fea­tur­ing an In geveb first — a Yid­dish drag per­for­mance record­ed just for our lucky readers!

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“Black Lives Matter” and Talking about Blackness in Yiddish: Stakes, Considerations, and Open Questions

A con­ver­sa­tion about the effort to cre­ate and dis­sem­i­nate a list of vocab­u­lary for speak­ing and writ­ing in Yid­dish about the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment in the wake of George Floyd’s bru­tal mur­der at the hands of police.

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“Fragmented Narratives”: A Story of One Yiddish Word

Eka­te­ri­na Kuznetso­va reviews Elian­na Renner’s new exhib­it in Berlin, Pit­shipoy,” open through Novem­ber 6, 2020, which incor­po­rates Yid­dish into con­tem­po­rary art and dis­cus­sions about the pol­i­tics of col­lec­tive memory.

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