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

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We Are More Than the Oppressions We Are Forced to Bear: On Being Queer and Jewish in Moscow

Joseph Heller reflects on oppres­sion, sol­i­dar­i­ty, mutu­al prej­u­dice, and Yev­geniy Fiks’ new book. 

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In Search of “Berlin Grandfathers”: An Interview with Arndt Beck and Ella Ponizovsky-Bergelson

Eka­te­ri­na Kuznetso­va inter­views artists Arndt Beck and Ella Poni­zovsky-Bergel­son about their recent exhi­bi­tion of Yid­dish-relat­ed works in Berlin, Di far­bloyte fed­er | Berlin­er zeydes.”

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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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Berlin Yiddish Society Column: Sutzkever's Yortsayt

Jan­u­ary 19th, 2020. A small gallery in Berlin’s Kreuzberg dis­trict is crowd­ed and abuzz to hon­or the tenth anniver­sary of the death of Avrom Sutzkev­er with poet­ry, music, and visu­al art.

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“Fragmented Narratives”: A Story of One Yiddish Word

Eka­te­ri­na Kuznetso­va reviews Elian­na Renner’s new exhib­it in Berlin, Pit­shipoy,” open through Novem­ber 6, 2020, which incor­po­rates Yid­dish into con­tem­po­rary art and dis­cus­sions about the pol­i­tics of col­lec­tive memory.

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