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

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Ironic Inversions: Rare Soviet Yiddish Songs of WWII

At the inter­na­tion­al sym­po­sium Glob­al Yid­dish Cul­ture: 1938 – 1949,” singer-song­writer Psoy Korolenko and Pro­fes­sor Anna Shtern­shis brought to life lost Yid­dish songs of the Holo­caust in an all-new con­cert and lec­ture program. 

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Anti-fascist Yiddish Song: Shneer and Eisenberg on Lin Jaldati

Lin Jal­dati was a sec­u­lar Dutch Jew who brought Yid­dish music to com­mu­nist East Ger­many. Now, Jew­lia Eisen­berg and David Shneer are reviv­ing her music and inves­ti­gat­ing her rev­o­lu­tion­ary life. 

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Art Against Fascism: Joshua Sobol on the Radical Possibilities of Yiddish Theater

Joshua Sobol speaks to Rachelle Gross­man about resis­tance through art and the future pos­si­bil­i­ties of Yid­dish theater. 

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Speaking of Sutzkever: On Yiddish in Scandinavia

New research and trans­la­tion of Avrom Sutzkev­er’s work leads to a mul­ti­lin­gual, multi­na­tion­al con­ven­ing of Yid­dishists in Copen­hagen, Den­mark and in Lund, Sweden. 

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Translating the Holocaust

Jon­ah Boyarin explores the process of his trans­la­tion of Mord­khe Wolfshaut-Dinkes’s holo­caust mem­oir, Check­mate: The Mir­a­cle of My Life.

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

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.

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Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays: An Interview with Goldie Morgentaler

Matthew John­son and Corbin Allardice talk with Goldie Mor­gen­taler, Cha­va Rosenfarb’s daugh­ter and edi­tor and trans­la­tor of a recent­ly pub­lished col­lec­tion of Rosen­far­b’s essays. 

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A Meeting Place for Two Worlds: An Interview with Piotr Nazaruk and Lublin’s Grodzka Gate Center

Mag­dale­na Kozłows­ka inter­views Piotr Nazaruk about Lublin’s Grodz­ka Gate Cen­ter and the cen­ter’s new online exhib­it of mem­o­ry maps from yizkor bikher and oral his­to­ry interviews.

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