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

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Reflecting and Inflecting Across the Young Yiddish Landscape: The 2022 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and Our Age of Connection

What does it mean, now, to be a young per­son learn­ing Yid­dish in the dig­i­tal age — the twen­ty-first-cen­tu­ry world?

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Daughterhood

A lyri­cal essay on rela­tion­ships between a trans­la­tor and pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions: Liba Augen­feld, a native Yid­dish speak­er who lived in Vil­na before the Holo­caust and could share lin­guis­tic and cul­tur­al knowl­edge she knew first hand, and the trans­la­tor’s own moth­er who had a con­flict­ed rela­tion­ship with Yiddish.

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Review: Once Upon a Time the Fire Burned Brighter: Ballads From the Yiddish Gothic

On their album Once Upon a Time the Fire Burned Brighter: Bal­lads From the Yid­dish Goth­ic, Jere­mi­ah Lock­wood and Ricky Gor­don, per­form­ing as the duo Gor­don Lock­wood, con­jure a bygone world.

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Briv funem arkhiv: Wulf Winokur, Hebrew Seminarian and Yiddish Humorist in Vilna

Winokur’s let­ters offer a col­or­ful snap­shot of stu­dent life in Vil­na between the world wars.

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An ovnt bay Littmans: A Night at Detroit’s Historical Yiddish Theater

Detroit’s Yid­dish the­ater, despite its dis­tance from the cen­ter of Amer­i­can Yid­dish cul­ture in New York, was home to big per­son­al­i­ties and big­ger stars.

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The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2022

The lat­est install­ment of our annu­al effort to gath­er togeth­er the lat­est pub­li­ca­tions rel­e­vant to Yid­dish Stud­ies in English.

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Layering Text and Perspective: An Interview with Singer Songwriter Katherine Bulthuis

Di Froyen,” the debut EP by Kather­ine Bulth­ius, per­form­ing under the moniker Olke, sets to music the first three poems in Kadya Molodowsky’s cycle of the same name.

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FENTSTER: A Window Gallery Exploring the Jewish Experience through Artists' Eyes

An inter­view with Cana­di­an pro­duc­er, cura­tor, and writer, Eve­lyn Tauben, about her found­ing of FENTSTER, a win­dow gallery in Toron­to that explores the Jew­ish expe­ri­ence through dozens of artists’ eyes

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Illustrating Shabes: A Listicle

An artist and researcher shares her favorite illus­tra­tions depict­ing *Shabes* in Yid­dish texts.

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Call for Proposals: Creative, Pedagogical, and Research Projects Working with Yiddish Testimonies from the Fortunoff Video Archive

The For­tunoff Video Archive for Holo­caust Tes­ti­monies at Yale Uni­ver­si­ty is col­lab­o­rat­ing with the In geveb to encour­age and fund schol­ars to work with the collection. 

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