“Place and space”

Blog

Before Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks visits Birobidzhan, and refuses nostalgia and mourning on his return.

Blog

Diocese of Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks looks at Birobidzhan's (Christian) present.

Blog

Where Text Meets Sweat: Reading Yiddish Utopia in the Utah Landscape

Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin asks utopian questions in Clarion, Utah, the site of a former Yiddish agricultural colony.

Interview

Seeking and Queering Utopia: A Chat About the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

Noam Green and Tova Benjamin

Queerness, religion, and the other in the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

Pedagogy

Reflections on Space in Learning Yiddish

Erin Faigin

Erin Faigin, who studied Yiddish in various summer programs, reflects on the importance of space and place in Yiddish Studies, asking herself, "What does it mean to speak Yiddish in this place?"