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

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Onbotn fun robotn: Futures for Algorithmic Yiddishkayt

The Di robotn con­fer­ence cel­e­brat­ed the lega­cy of bots in the Yid­dish cor­pus, dream­ing of futures for robots in the Yid­dishist world.

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YIVO Finds More Archival Documents in Biden Home

This lat­est dis­cov­ery comes at a time when a stag­ger­ing num­ber of long-lost Yid­dish doc­u­ments have been show­ing up in the homes of promi­nent politicians.

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Printable Bronx Bohemian Fashion Paper Dolls

Now you can play with your favorite Yid­dish cul­tur­al figures!

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Yiddish Studies - Present and Future: A Conference Marking the 15th Yortsayt of Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter (z’’l)

Yid­dish Stud­ies — Present and Future: A con­fer­ence mark­ing the 15th yort­sayt of Dr. Mord­khe Schaechter (z’’l) includ­ed dis­cus­sion and debate.

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Briv funem arkhiv: A Long-Lost Letter from the Author’s Great-Grandfather to Moishe Nadir

A let­ter from a devot­ed read­er to Moyshe Nadir, detail­ing the per­son­al strug­gles and ide­o­log­i­cal mis­giv­ings of a dis­il­lu­sioned Communist.

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Briv funem arkhiv: Nearly pulped, a photo hints at wartime history

A reflec­tion on the weighty lega­cy” of retell­ng the cat­a­stro­phes and upheavals that befell the Jews of Tulchyn.

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Jewish Autobiographies in Polish Translation: An Interview with Joanna Degler

A inter­view dis­cussing a project to pub­lish crit­i­cal edi­tions, in Pol­ish, of 25 of the most impor­tant mem­oirs culled from a larg­er col­lec­tion of his­tor­i­cal Pol­ish Jew­ish mem­oirs and auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal sources.

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Report from a Conference: "The Avant-Garde in Yiddish Culture: The 100th Anniversary of Khalyastre", June 14-15, 2022

The mul­ti­fac­eted phe­nom­e­non of the Yid­dish avant-garde holds a bor­der­line myth­ic sta­tus among schol­ars — a short lived, often con­tra­dic­to­ry utopi­an project many of whose pro­tag­o­nists trag­i­cal­ly perished.

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The Latest Yiddish Translations, 2022

A roundup of trans­la­tions pub­lished in 2022

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Briv funem arkhiv: An American Package for Soviet Jews

A melo­dra­mat­ic stu­dio pho­to­graph illus­trates the widen­ing gap between the Amer­i­can and Sovi­et branch­es of the author’s family.

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