“essay”

Interview

Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays: An Interview with Goldie Morgentaler

Matthew Johnson and Corbin Allardice

Matthew Johnson and Corbin Allardice talk with Goldie Morgentaler, Chava Rosenfarb’s daughter and editor and translator of a recently published collection of Rosenfarb's essays. 

Texts & Translation

וועגן דער מאָהליווער שול: זכרונות

On the Mogilev Shul: Recollections

El Lissitzky

Translation by Madeleine Cohen

Recollections of a visit to a wooden synagogue in Mogilev by the great modernist artist El Lissitzky. 

Texts & Translation

דער טױער־מאָטיװ אין דער בוך־קונסט

The Motif of the Porch

Rachel Wischnitzer Bernstein

Translation by Rachelle Grossman and Saul Noam Zaritt

Milgroym editor Rachel Wischnitzer's essay on illustrated Hebrew manuscripts

Texts & Translation

דער גורל פֿון אונדזערע ייִדישיסטישע שולן

The Fate of Our Yiddishist Schools (Part 2)

Solomon Simon

Translation by David Forman

Part 2 of Solomon Simon's insider’s view of the crisis in the Yiddish schools following World War II.

Texts & Translation

דער גורל פֿון אונדזערע ייִדישיסטישע שולן

The Fate of Our Yiddishist Schools (Part 1)

Solomon Simon

Translation by David Forman

Solomon Simon's insider’s view of the crisis in the Yiddish schools following World War II. 

Texts & Translation

ביאָגראַפֿיע פֿון "אחד הרבנים המרגישים"

Biography of “One of the Sensitive Rabbis” (Part 3)

Aaron Shmuel Tamares

Translation by Ri J. Turner

The third part of an autobiographical essay of Rabbi Aaron Shmuel Tamares, AKA "One of the Sensitive Rabbis" 

Texts & Translation

ביאָגראַפֿיע פֿון "אחד הרבנים המרגישים"

Biography of “One of the Sensitive Rabbis” (Part 2)

Aaron Shmuel Tamares

Translation by Ri J. Turner

The second part of an autobiographical essay of Rabbi Aaron Shmuel Tamares, AKA "One of the Sensitive Rabbis" 

Texts & Translation

ביאָגראַפֿיע פֿון "אחד הרבנים המרגישים"

Biography of “One of the Sensitive Rabbis” (Part 1)

Aaron Shmuel Tamares

Translation by Ri J. Turner

An autobiographical essay of Rabbi Aaron Shmuel Tamares, AKA "One of the Sensitive Rabbis"

Texts & Translation

דער מאַרש צו די גױים

The March to the Goyim

Jacob Glatstein

Translation by Saul Noam Zaritt

A no-holds-barred essay from Jacob Glatstein on publishing, translation, and world literature. 

Texts & Translation

Indecent Language, Sex, and Censorship in Literature

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Translation by Mirra Ginsburg and B. Chertoff

Edited by David Stromberg

Previously unpublished translations of two essays by Bashevis on censorship of literature, presented in a new edited version by David Stromberg. 

Blog

What was the kultur-tuer?

Ross Perlin

A portrait of the kultur-tuer, Moyshe Shtarkman (1906-1975), the activist engaged in the day-to-day moments that materially and intellectually make Yiddish culture.