“Fiction”

Review

Judgment

Boris Dralyuk

In time for the one hundredth anniversary of the October revolution, Dovid Bergelson's novel Mides-hadin is out in a new translation by Harriet Murav and Sasha Senderovich.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide for Blume Lempel's "The Debt" (trans Cassedy and Taub)

Jennifer Kronovet

The third in a series of teaching guides, this one for Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Taub's translation of Blume Lempel's story "The Debt."

Review

Nothing Backwards about the Forward's New Anthology

Eileen Pollack

The new anthology of stories published in The Forward has more than a few gems, Eileen Pollack reviews.

Text & Translation

דער חובֿ

The Debt

Blume Lempel

Translation by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

An exclusive extract from Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel.

Blog

A Staring Contest in the Hall of Mirrors: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Eitan Kensky

In a pair of short stories, Isaac Bashevis Singer imagines two characters suffering from writer's block, and the opposing ways in which their problem manifests.

Blog

A Clan on the Move: A Zelmenyaner Family Tree

Sasha Senderovich and David Coons

How to make sense of a family saga that charts the very creation of the Soviet Jew: begin by making a family tree.

Review

“To what might the yard have been compared?”

Madeleine Cohen

"Ach, the things a poor tailor has lived to see! We live in times when the coats go around making themselves." A review of a recent translation of Kulbak's Zelmenyaner.