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Sarah Biskowitz

Sarah Biskowitz works at the Jewish Women's Archive as the manager of the Rising Voices Fellowship. She previously completed the Year Program at the Pardes Institute of Jewish studies and the bibliography fellowship at the Yiddish Book Center. She has written and spoken about Yiddish culture for various organizations. See more on her website, sarahbiskowitz.com.

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Review

Review of Nick Underwood’s Yiddish Paris: Staging Nation and Community in Interwar France

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Today’s Yiddishists can find historical models for politically-engaged cultural activism in Nick Underwood’s account of interwar Paris.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in Georgia

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Pedagogy

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This article summarizes the findings of a poll of three-hundred students who study Yiddish with Duolingo.

Blog

Discovering Di Froyen

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The fabled booklet Di Froyen Women and Yiddish: Tribute to the Past, Directions for the Future: Conference Proceedings, published in 1997, which records the Di froyen conference held October 28-29, 1995, reminds us of the conference’s legacy as a turning point for women in Yiddish. More than that, it underscores participants’ visionary goals and uphill work to achieve them. It also raises questions of gender, language, and power that continue to animate contemporary feminist Yiddishist debates.

Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: Learning Yiddish on Duolingo

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An invitation for students learning Yiddish with Duolingo to fill out a survey about their motivations and experience with the learning software.

Pedagogy

Roundup of Universities Teaching Yiddish Across the World

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In this piece, Sarah Biskowitz and Hannah Mills present the answers to a survey gathering information on Yiddish courses offered at universities across the world.

Pedagogy

Loz dos folk nor vern kliger, Let the People Then Become Smarter: Students Discuss Learning Yiddish during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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For our Loyt di studentn series, Sarah Biskowitz polled Yiddish students around the globe about their experiences learning Yiddish and building community during the pandemic.

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