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Di Fester Shvester review Got fun nekome (God of Vengeance)

Clare Fester and Kate Fester

Just in time for the new spring run, a review of the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Sholem Asch’s (in)famous play.

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Making Sense of Squiggles: Teaching and Learning Yiddish Stenography

Elena Hoffenberg

The invisible labor, and liberation, of a shorthand for Yiddish.

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The Tsene-rene: In Search of a Seventeenth-Century Yiddish Bible in Modern-Day Jerusalem

Avi Blitz

Avi Blitz discusses the popularity and gender-inflected attitude toward the Tsene-rene in Haredi communities in contemporary Israel.

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“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.”

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