We’re taking a break - but you can keep on reading!

The Editors

Tayere leyeners,

It has been an exhausting fall, but from the perspective of In geveb publishing, it has been a very exciting time. We’re about to head into a winter publishing break (we resume in late January). Before we sign off, we wanted to remind you about all the ways you can engage with us while we’re off sipping tea, reading books, playing with our kids, and maybe turning off our screens for a little while.


We may be putting away our red pens for now, but In geveb is always here for you. You can read our most recent posts, like translations of two Chelm stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, translated by David Stromberg. Or you can spend some time with pieces we published years ago that still feel fresh and exciting, like Emma Morgenstern’s 2015 interview with Daniel Kahn or Jenna Ingalls’ reflections on teaching Yiddish as a non-Jewish instructor. Whether you’re looking for a theorization of Yiddish photography or a Purim post about Sholem Aleichem running for president of the United States, we’ve got it all.


We have many open calls at In geveb this winter and we warmly invite your participation:

  1. We are extending the call for submissions on American racist violence at the turn of the twentieth century to January 31. Please send us your ideas or submissions of translations of documents or stories pertaining to these themes; teaching guides or activities, syllabi, or pedagogical reflections; briv funem arkhiv short essays focused on a single archival document; or longer blog posts presenting research about how American racist violence was reported, presented, or thought about in Yiddish venues. Send submissions to [email protected]
  2. We are eagerly awaiting submissions from the younger members of our readers’ families. Children can submit book reports about Yiddish stories (or translations of Yiddish stories) they read - the reports themselves can be in Yiddish or English. The due date for these submissions has been extended to January 31; send submissions to [email protected].
  3. We need participants for TWO pedagogy polls. If you are a Yiddish instructor willing to write to us about your experiences teaching beyond the university, you can find the poll here. If you are a student who wants to tell us about your experiences learning Yiddish during the pandemic, you can find the poll here.
  4. We are actively looking for submissions to our briv funem arkhiv series. These are short pieces that contextualize one specific document or object.
  5. We are also looking for a few specific categories of pieces for the pedagogy section: ideas for teaching with newly digititized collections/resources and ideas for using historical Yiddish pedagogical materials in the contemporary Yiddish language classroom.
  6. And, of course, we are always open to submissions across our journal, from listicles to academic articles and everywhere in between. Read our submission guidelines here.


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Editors, The. “We're taking a break - but you can keep on reading!.” In geveb, December 2020:
Editors, The. “We're taking a break - but you can keep on reading!.” In geveb (December 2020): Accessed Jan 28, 2023.


The Editors