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

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Jews in the Archives: A Conversation with Gennady Estraikh

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Gennady Estraikh speaks with Managing Editor Sarah Ellen Zarrow about the groundbreaking project “A Comprehensive History of the Jews of the Soviet Union,” a seven-year initiative led by researchers in NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.

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Diocese of Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks looks at Birobidzhan’s (Christian) present.

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Before Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks visits Birobidzhan, and refuses nostalgia and mourning on his return.

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"Himl un Erd: Artifacts, Imagination, and Speculative Russian Jewish Pasts and Futures"

Yaakov Lipsker

Lipsker reviews Yevgeniy Fiks’s exhibition Himl un Erd, a project that boldly probes the connections between Russian-Jewish history and the Soviet space-exploration projects.

Interview

Moscow’s Yiddish Center: An Interview with Lyubov Lavrova and Olga Vinogradova

Tova Benjamin

Tova Benjamin, Lyubov Lavrova, and Olga Vinogradova discuss Yiddish in Moscow, including the Jewish Museum in Moscow, organizing a leyen krayz, and contemporary Yiddish culture in Moscow.

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Yiddish Studies in Russian: 2014–2019

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

An annotated bibliography of Yiddish Studies scholarship published in Russia between 2014 and 2019.

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