Pedagogy

Reflections on the teaching and learning of Yiddish, as well as downloadable guides, exercises, and lesson plans to use in the classroom.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes

Sandra Chiritescu

How and when do our readers teach khurbn materials in their Yiddish language classes? We’ve assembled responses to this poll in our loyt di lerers series.

Pedagogy

My Hunger for Knowledge Was Immense: On Learning and Teaching Yiddish

Kolya Borodulin

Borodulin’s acceptance speech for the 2019 Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Prize, in which he outlines how he came to find a passion for Yiddish language instruction.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020

Jonah Lubin

Looking to improve your Yiddish this summer? There are options all over the world, from traditional classroom-based programs to music festivals, and everything in between — and we’ve done the research so you don’t have to.

Pedagogy

Call for Pedagogy Submissions: Class in the Classroom

The Editors

A call for pedagogy posts on teaching about historical and present-day issues of class and labor.

Pedagogy

Beyond Fiddler: Teaching Representations of Jewish Eastern Europe on Film

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Sarah Zarrow discusses and reflects on her course “Representing Jewish Eastern Europe in Film” in which she asks students to think historically about the images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, using films as primary sources that speak not only to a historical reality of their subject matter, but that also to the ideology and historical circumstances of the filmmaker and of Jewish life in the time and place the film was made.

Pedagogy

On Literary Translation

Adriana X. Jacobs

Adriana X. Jacobs on her commitment to literary translation.

Pedagogy

On the Pedagogic Uses of Literal Translation

Lawrence Rosenwald

Lawrence Rosenwald considers the uses and meanings of literal translation in the classroom.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes

Sandra Chiritescu

The latest in our series in which we poll Yiddish studies instructors about a topic related to their teaching. This time, we want to know whether and how you introduce the topic of the Holocaust in your Yiddish language instruction.

Pedagogy

Guidelines for Yiddish in Bibliographies: A Supplement to YIVO Transliteration

Isaac L. Bleaman

The purpose of this document is to fill some of the gaps in the YIVO system of transliteration for bibliographies.

Pedagogy

Using Yiddish to Teach About German Antisemitism

Sonia Gollance

Nineteenth-century German attitudes toward Jewish speech are a powerful way to understand the pervasiveness and normalization of antisemitism in German society even at a time when genocide was unthinkable.

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