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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 1

Rose Waldman

The first in a series of posts about an autobiography found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland.

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 2

Rose Waldman

The second in a series of posts about an autobiography found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: RJ’s hatred of women but love for the hasidic tale!

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 3

Rose Waldman

The third in a series of five posts about an autobiography found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: the cheder years!

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Part 4

Rose Waldman

The fourth in a series of five posts about an autobiography found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: suicide and the modern library of a maskil.

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A Hasid Turns Modern: A YIVO Autobiography, Conclusion

Rose Waldman

The fifth and final post in an investigation of an autobiography found in the YIVO archives from 1930s Poland: why do we need to read these autobiographies today?

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Seizing the Means of Cultural Production: Hasidic Representation in Contemporary Yiddish Media

Rose Waldman

Literary production in Yiddish is booming, but because most of it is coming from Hasidic communities, scholars often overlook it.

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