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

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Briv funem Arkhiv: Di Korbones fun "Vaysn Sam"

Sam Glauber-Zimra

This 1939 article and photograph in a Warsaw Yiddish weekly — depicting “a typical female cocaine addict [kokainistke] with a crazed expression in the eyes,” according to the caption — point to the spread of recreational drug use within the Jewish community and its emergence as a subject of interest in the Yiddish press.

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Announcing: Intensive Workshop on Reading Handwritten Yiddish

The Editors

In geveb is among the cosponsors of an intensive workshop for reading handwritten Yiddish to be held September 6-7, 2020 at the University of Chicago

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The 2087th Question or When Silence Is the Only Answer

Irena Klepfisz

What kind of life will there be after the Resurrection of the Dead?

I may not believe in an afterlife or in resurrections, but I do believe that cultures can be reawakened and revived in new generations.

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Briv funem Arkhiv: Letter from Itzik Manger to Sholem Asch

David Mazower

Is there a more extraordinary and self-lacerating letter in all of Yiddish literature than this airmail from its most beloved poet to its most celebrated novelist?

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On Not Understanding: Performing Yiddish Song Today

Benjy Fox-Rosen

As a composer and performer of Yiddish music, Rosen confronts the fact that most members of my audience do not understand the language of the texts he performs. Yet, while music does not communicate information in the same way as language, it can lead listeners towards specific associations and meanings. There are multiple instances in which translation, imagined or guided, takes place during a musical performance and the composer and performer mediates these processes.

Interview

Between Translation and Tradaptation: An Interview with Daniel Kahn, Berlin, January 2017

Marianne Windsperger

Maranne Windsperger interviews punkfolk artist Daniel Kahn about his approaches to transadaptation and translation.

Interview

In Search of “Berlin Grandfathers”: An Interview with Arndt Beck and Ella Ponizovsky-Bergelson

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Ekaterina Kuznetsova interviews artists Arndt Beck and Ella Ponizovsky-Bergelson about their recent exhibition of Yiddish-related works in Berlin, “Di farbloyte feder | Berliner zeydes.”

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Briv funem Arkhiv: Letter from Sylvia Schneiderman to Itche Goldberg

Josie Naron

Josie Naron gives us a glimpse into the pressures felt by the children of Jewish leftists targeted by McCarthyism and the role of Yiddish summer camps at the height of the Red Scare.

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Your Guide to Yiddish and In geveb at the 2019 AJS Conference

The Editors

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

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Transmission: In geveb Pencils in/as Art!

Samantha Wood

Artist and In geveb supporter Samantha Wood incorporated In geveb pencils into a work of art now on display as part of an art show at The Art Garden in Shelburne Falls, Mass.

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