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Here Dwells the Jewish People
A review of Avraham Novershtern’s new book on a century of American Yiddish literature. Our reviewer asks: was Yiddish literature in America a cultural enterprise that was doomed from the start or one that generated multiple beginnings?
How to Build Bridges to People? Benjamin Harshav and Yiddish
An essay on the late Benjamin Harshav, one of the most important literary scholars of the last decades, and how in his work Yiddish served as a bridge between Europe, Israel, and North America, between poetry, translation, and scholarship.
Playlisticle: Yiddish Orality in an Age of Digital Reproduction
A playlisticle of Yiddish speech acts available in digital formats.
Translated and Improved: Ilan Stavans’ On Self-Translation: Meditations on Language
Richard J. Fein
Richard J. Fein’s books include Yiddish Genesis (personal essays) and Not a Separate Surge: New and Selected Poems.
Justin Cammy is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
James Nadel is a PhD student in the History Department of Columbia University, working on Russian-Jewish, Russian Imperial and Soviet history.
Maia Evrona is a poet and translator.
Zackary Sholem Berger
Zackary Sholem Berger writes and translates in Yiddish and English. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Best Dressed Male Yiddish Cultural Figures
What the ascot can teach us about Yiddish cultural history.