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Sitra Achra: Shterna Goldbloom on the Ones Who Don’t Follow
Shterna Goldbloom discusses photography, community, and memory. Her saturated, colorful work centers the liminal places where the holy and the marginal come together.
Notes on Teaching Yiddish Literature and Critical Theory
Anna Elena Torres shares her reflections about, and syllabus for, the course “Gender and the Body in Yiddish Literature.”
לויט די לייענערס | Readers Respond: LGBTQ Vocabulary
Readers weigh in on “How Do You Say ‘Parents’ in Yiddish?,” offering their own vocabulary suggestion and asking further important questions.
Seeking and Queering Utopia: A Chat About the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program
Queerness, religion, and the other in the Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program
The 2087th Question or When Silence Is the Only Answer
What kind of life will there be after the Resurrection of the Dead?
I may not believe in an afterlife or in resurrections, but I do believe that cultures can be reawakened and revived in new generations.
Yiddish on Transparent: A Talk with Jill Soloway and Micah Fitzerman-Blue
Jill Soloway and Micah Fitzerman-Blue on writing Transparent in Yiddish, whether or not you noticed.
Diocese of Birobidzhan
Yevgeniy Fiks looks at Birobidzhan’s (Christian) present.
“Himl un Erd: Artifacts, Imagination, and Speculative Russian Jewish Pasts and Futures”
Lipsker reviews Yevgeniy Fiks’s exhibition Himl un Erd, a project that boldly probes the connections between Russian-Jewish history and the Soviet space-exploration projects.
In Edenia, a City of the Future
Yevgeniy Fiks and Larissa Babji invited artists to engage with Kalman Zingman’s 1918 Yiddish-language utopian novella In der tsukunft-shtot edenia (In Edenia, a City of the Future), published in Kharkiv, Ukraine. They displayed the results in an exhibition at Yermilov Center in Kharkiv, Ukraine in June 2017. Here they discuss the novel, the process that led to the exhibition, and the political and social realities that their project sought to address.
Behind the Scenes: Vaybertaytsh’s “Farvos” Series and the Making of “Mameloshn Academy?”
On making community and a Yiddish feminist podcast, or: where the academy ends and the self begins.