“gender”

Blog

“Tear Up The Harsh Decrees”: Reflections on Tkhines for the High Holidays

Eve Romm

Eve Romm looks to tkhines — Yiddish women’s devotional literature — for High Holidays prayers that "feel earnest, tender, and richly human."

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The Tsene-rene: In Search of a Seventeenth-Century Yiddish Bible in Modern-Day Jerusalem

Avi Blitz

Avi Blitz discusses the popularity and gender-inflected attitude toward the Tsene-rene in Haredi communities in contemporary Israel.

Blog

Making Sense of Squiggles: Teaching and Learning Yiddish Stenography

Elena Hoffenberg

The invisible labor, and liberation, of a shorthand for Yiddish.

Article

A Poetic Paradox: Gender and Self in Anna Margolin’s Mary Cycle

Melissa Weininger

Weininger analyzes Anna Margolin's cycle of poems entitled "Mary," exploring her use of Christological themes and figures and the expression of identity and self-definition in the poems.

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Di Fester Shvester review Got fun nekome (God of Vengeance)

Clare Fester and Kate Fester

Just in time for the new spring run, a review of the New Yiddish Rep's production of Sholem Asch's (in)famous play.

Review

The Marriage Plot

Dory Fox

Naomi Seidman's new book examines the Ashkenazi Jewish experience of modernization through the representation of changing ideas about love and sexuality in literature.