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freygl gertsovski

freygl gertsovski is a multi-genre writer, multi-disciplinary artist, ritual leader, and cultural organizer living, dreaming, working, co-creating, praying, and healing north of Tkarón:to/toronto and online. faer work draws from Jewish and eastern European folklore to explore decolonization, abolition, ancestral connection, intergenerational trauma healing, and queer-crip-witchy speculative pasts and futures. freygl co-organizes Rad Yiddish, Queer Yiddishist Shmueskrayzn, and other community projects to collectively build the radical diasporic Yiddish world we wish for.

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Dos vort in der virtueler yidisher gas: How Online Social Spaces Are Strengthening Transnational Yiddish Community

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As Yiddish and klezmer events moved online over the past two years, some Yiddishists doubted whether they could translate to a screen. But it is structured spaces, not physical encounters, that facilitate opportunities for connection — which I and many others found a way to replicate online.

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