“An altogether unusual love and understanding”: The Shomer Sisters and the Gender Politics of Shund Theatre
Examining Rose Shomer Bachelis and Miriam Shomer Zunser in the context of their famous shund-writing family, this article argues that their operetta "Der liebes tants" -- a love triangle with an Apache dance motif -- should be read against the grain to emphasize the importance of sisterhood.
Apr 21, 2023
Critical Language Pedagogy: A Report from an AJS Roundtable
Meyer Weinshel, Sara Feldman and Orian Zakai
IkhOykh: Workplace Harassment and Yiddish Literature
Sonia Gollance and Jessica Kirzane
Yiddish literature abounds with #MeToo moments — representations of sexual exploitation and misconduct. If our list here, which is by no means complete or exhaustive, uncovered so many troubling scenes, how many more of these scenes unsettle Yiddish literature as a whole? And what does the proliferation of such scenes tell us about the role these dynamics played in the lives of Yiddish speakers –– what they expected from, feared, or experienced in the workplace?
Nov 02, 2021
Teaching Guide for Leon Kobrin's "Blessed is the True Judge"
Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays: An Interview with Goldie Morgentaler
Matthew Johnson and Corbin Allardice
“Tear Up The Harsh Decrees”: Reflections on Tkhines for the High Holidays
The Tsene-rene: In Search of a Seventeenth-Century Yiddish Bible in Modern-Day Jerusalem
Yiddish Mass Culture in History and Practice: Eddy Portnoy's Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories of the Yiddish Press
Making Sense of Squiggles: Teaching and Learning Yiddish Stenography
A Poetic Paradox: Gender and Self in Anna Margolin’s Mary Cycle
Di Fester Shvester review Got fun nekome (God of Vengeance)
Clare Fester and Kate Fester
The Marriage Plot