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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.

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“Being a man was about being tough, not backing down”: Rappers, Hasids, Sabras, and the Battle for the Future of Jewish Israeli Male Identity

Avi Blitz

Zionism sought to alter forever the image of the Jewish male. Avi Blitz looks at what happened, and how Yiddish fits in.

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Translated and Improved: Yiddish Pop Culture in Israel

Avi Blitz

Yiddish is moving from the outskirts to the center of Israeli pop culture. Avi Blitz asks how that happens.

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Shtisel’s Ghosts: The Politics of Yiddish in Israeli Popular Culture

Shayna Weiss

An Israeli TV show about the Hasidic Shtisel family explores the country's complicated language politics.