“Places”

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Before Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

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

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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.

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Vilne? Vilna? Wilno? Vilnius?: Place Names in Yiddish

Ben Sadock, Samuel Spinner and Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Our editorial team discusses/debates our guidelines for translating and transliterating place names from the Yiddish.