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

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"Eight Volumes in Dour Maroon": Josh Fogel on Translating the Leksikon

The Lek­sikon fun der nay­er yidish­er lit­er­atur, which is full of hard-to-find bio­graph­i­cal and bib­li­o­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion about Yid­dish writ­ers, is tough to access out­side insti­tu­tions or from the far side of a pay­wall. By method­i­cal­ly trans­lat­ing and post­ing entries from the Lek­sikon online, Josh Fogel is work­ing to change that. 

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Yehoash’s Scroll: A Calligraphed Megiles Ester

In hon­or of Purim, a fine cal­ligraphed scroll of Yehoash’s trans­la­tion into Yid­dish of the Book of Esther, com­plet­ed by the poet­’s daugh­ter Chava.

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Vilne? Vilna? Wilno? Vilnius?: Place Names in Yiddish

Our edi­to­r­i­al team discusses/​debates our guide­lines for trans­lat­ing and translit­er­at­ing place names from the Yiddish.

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"We Should Not Create Enemies": Europe's Refugee Crisis and Yiddish Song

Aus­tri­an shep­herd Hans Breuer on dri­ving refugees across the bor­der, and get­ting famous for singing Yid­dish songs. 

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