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A Tale of Two Translators: Yehoash and Alter Take on the Tanakh

Jeffrey Shandler

The recent publication of Robert Alter’s long-awaited complete translation of the entire Hebrew Bible into English is a en enormous achievement. But Alter is not the first to tackle this monumental project; almost a century earlier, Solomon Bloomgarten—better known by his pen name, Yehoash—produced a landmark translation of the same text into Yiddish.

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The Scholar and the Bookmaker: On Encountering the Material Side of Things

Barbara Mann

Mann discusses the knowledge she gained through a hands-on encounter with the materials of print while creating her artist’s book “Things/Zachen/Devarim.

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New Yiddish Productions on Broadway

We’re restoring some Broadway musicals to their intended Yiddish originals.

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Call For Papers: Yiddish and the Transnational in Latin America

The Editors

Abstracts are due by May 1, 2019 for a special issue of In geveb devoted to the subject of Yiddish and the Transnational in Latin America.

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“Being a man was about being tough, not backing down”: Rappers, Hasids, Sabras, and the Battle for the Future of Jewish Israeli Male Identity

Avi Blitz

Zionism sought to alter forever the image of the Jewish male. Avi Blitz looks at what happened, and how Yiddish fits in.

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Supporting In geveb from Coast to Coast

The Editors

You can take the party out of New York, but you can’t take New York out of the party?

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An Idiosyncratic Round-Up of Yiddish Poetry in 2018

Zackary Sholem Berger

A list of all Yiddish books of poetry published in 2018, sorted alphabetically by the author’s last name, together with my individual idiosyncratic impressions about what this book tells us about Yiddish poetry today.

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The Shtetl Neukoelln Festival Brings Yiddishland to Berlin

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Klezmer singers and musicians gather in Berlin to make joyous new sound together.

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