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5 Reasons to Support In geveb This Giving Tuesday

The Editors

In geveb is the ONLY open-access digital Yiddish studies journal around, and we depend on our community of readers like you for support. Can you chip in to help build the online home for Yiddish studies?


Briv funem Arkhiv: Vella Grade, Fruit and Vegetable Seller

Saulė Valiūnaitė

Saulė Valiūnaitė finds Chaim Grade’s mother Vella listed as a fruit and vegetable seller in interwar Vilna, just as Grade movingly depicts her in his memoir.


Briv funem Arkhiv: A Book Receipt Issued to Martin Buber, 1915

Sam Berrin Shonkoff

Sam Shonkoff shares a receipt issued to Martin Buber for his purchase of thirty-three Hasidic volumes to be shipped from Przemyśl, Galicia, to his current home in Berlin, in October 1915 — in the midst of World War I and a turbulent year for Przemyśl’s Jews.


Briv funem Arkhiv: A Masquerade Ball in Warsaw, 1925

Alyssa Quint

For our first briv funem arkhiv, Alyssa Quint shares a Halloween-themed find: a pamphlet for a 1925 masquerade ball in Warsaw.


“Tear Up The Harsh Decrees”: Reflections on Tkhines for the High Holidays

Eve Romm

Eve Romm looks to tkhines — Yiddish women’s devotional literature — for High Holidays prayers that “feel earnest, tender, and richly human.”


Memorializing the Holocaust in Electronic Music: An Interview with Francisco Dean

Jo Sabath

Jo Sabath talks with Francisco Dean about Dean’s Frilingdik Umbazigt: As the Spring Unconquered, an electronic music piece memorializing the Holocaust that he composed and directed with high school student musicians at the Chicago Laboratory School.


Jewish Victims, Jewish Virtue, but Not Much Jewish History: A Review of The Argentinian Prostitute Play

Tova Benjamin

Tova Benjamin reviews The Argentinian Prostitute Play, a new play by Reuven Glezer staged as part of the 2019 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.


Call for Submissions: Briv funem Arkhiv

The Editors

Our new Briv funem arkhiv section will feature short pieces about interesting, significant, funny, or surprising archival finds.