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Asch Remembered: Sholem Asch Hoyz in Bat Yam

Yaakov Herskovitz

Sholem Asch’s arrival at the small house at 50 Arlozorov Street in the coastal town of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv, was to be his final move in over two decades of travels. Six decades later, the house has been carefully restored and reopened as a museum.

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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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“Being a man was about being tough, not backing down”: Rappers, Hasids, Sabras, and the Battle for the Future of Jewish Israeli Male Identity

Avi Blitz

Zionism sought to alter forever the image of the Jewish male. Avi Blitz looks at what happened, and how Yiddish fits in.

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Translated and Improved: Yiddish Pop Culture in Israel

Avi Blitz

Yiddish is moving from the outskirts to the center of Israeli pop culture. Avi Blitz asks how that happens.

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