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

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How to Build Bridges to People? Benjamin Harshav and Yiddish

Shachar Pinsker

An essay on the late Benjamin Harshav, one of the most important literary scholars of the last decades, and how in his work Yiddish served as a bridge between Europe, Israel, and North America, between poetry, translation, and scholarship.

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The Virtuoso of Loneliness: A Brief Invitation to Leyeles

Zackary Sholem Berger

Hear the voice of Yiddish poet Aaron Glantz-Leyeles as he meditates on the loneliness of the Yiddish writer while still embracing the magic of the American landscape.

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Yiddish Moves

Richard J. Fein

Not a translation! An original English-language Yiddish poem.

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Playlisticle: Yiddish Orality in an Age of Digital Reproduction

David G. Roskies

A playlisticle of Yiddish speech acts available in digital formats.

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Speaking of Sutzkever: On Yiddish in Scandinavia

Jan Schwarz

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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An Idiosyncratic Round-Up of Yiddish Poetry in 2018

Zackary Sholem Berger

A list of all Yiddish books of poetry published in 2018, sorted alphabetically by the author’s last name, together with my individual idiosyncratic impressions about what this book tells us about Yiddish poetry today.

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Northern Voices: New Yiddish Song in Sweden

Jewlia Eisenberg

Eisenberg reviews Shtoltse Lider, a multimedia stage show, with songs in Yiddish and English, and explanations and evocations in Swedish, from Swedish duo Ida and Louise.

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