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Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin is a PhD student in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is interested in Yiddish literature in the American West, frontier mythology, and Jewish borderlands. She received her BA in History from UC Berkeley in 2016.

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The Latest in Yiddish Studies in English: 2017

Rachelle Grossman, Erin Faigin, Saul Noam Zaritt and Jessica Kirzane

A bibliography of the output of Yiddish scholarship published in English last year.

Blog

Where Text Meets Sweat: Reading Yiddish Utopia in the Utah Landscape

Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin asks utopian questions in Clarion, Utah, the site of a former Yiddish agricultural colony.

Pedagogy

Lernen yidish far sholem: Teaching Yiddish in a Secular Jewish School

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Erin Faigin discusses the role of Yiddish language instruction in the curriculum of the Sholem Community, a supplemental secular Jewish school in Marina Del Ray, California.

Interview

Anti-fascist Yiddish Song: Shneer and Eisenberg on Lin Jaldati

Erin Faigin

Lin Jaldati was a secular Dutch Jew who brought Yiddish music to communist East Germany. Now, Jewlia Eisenberg and David Shneer are reviving her music and investigating her revolutionary life.

Pedagogy

Reflections on Space in Learning Yiddish

Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin, who studied Yiddish in various summer programs, reflects on the importance of space and place in Yiddish Studies, asking herself, “What does it mean to speak Yiddish in this place?”

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