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Brivkestl: Call for Responses to our Publishing about the Israel-Gaza war

Notes from the Editors

What do you think about our coverage in relation to the war in Gaza? Let us know.

Pedagogy

Resources for Teaching about Israel/Palestine

Jessica Kirzane and Shachar Pinsker

As the war in Israel/Palestine continues to unfold, we aim to support our readers, many of whom are teachers and students of Yiddish, as they look for ways to learn about and discuss these events in mame-loshn.

Review

Review of Diego Rotman's The Yiddish Stage as a Temporary Home

Debra Caplan

In this study of Shimen Dzigan and Yisroel Schumacher, Diego Rotman presents a study of the subversive power of Yiddish comedy in the twentieth century.

Review

Stranger in a Strange Land? A Review of Rachel Rojanski’s Yiddish in Israel

Avi Blitz

Rojanski’s work provides a comprehensive picture of the events and personalities that chart the history of Yiddish in Israel.

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Asch Remembered: Sholem Asch Hoyz in Bat Yam

Yaakov Herskovitz

Sholem Asch’s arrival at the small house at 50 Arlozorov Street in the coastal town of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv, was to be his final move in over two decades of travels. Six decades later, the house has been carefully restored and reopened as a museum.

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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.