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

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Translated and Improved: Yiddish Pop Culture in Israel

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

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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

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

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

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Asch Remembered: Sholem Asch Hoyz in Bat Yam

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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