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Yaakov Herskovitz

University of Michigan

Yaakov Herskovitz is a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies where he is working on a book manuscript on Self-Translation between Yiddish and Hebrew in the post-Mendele world. In the previous year he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kipp Center for Hebrew Literature and Culture. Prior to that he received his PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests include Modern Hebrew & Yiddish literature, translation studies, multilingualism and the making of national Jewish cultures.

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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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Translingualism Today: A Review of Naomi Brenner’s Lingering Bilingualism

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Naomi Brenner’s new book complicates the story of the Hebrew-Yiddish “language wars” and argues that Jewish translingualism continues well into the 20th century.

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