Ain’t No Party Like a Shnorer Party: The Wild and Short Life of a Literary Support Group
Review of From a Distant Relation by Mikhah Yosef Berdichevsky, edited and translated by James Adam Redfield
Reconstructing the Bibliography of a "Master Criminal"
Review of Sasha Senderovich's How the Soviet Jew Was Made
Briv funem arkhiv: A Long-Lost Letter from the Author’s Great-Grandfather to Moishe Nadir
Review of Samuel J. Spinner's Jewish Primitivism
Jeffrey A. Grossman
With his elegant new study, Jewish Primitivism, Samuel J. Spinner offers a new approach to the relationship between German and East European Jewish culture while also considering to what degree and in which ways differences among Jewish cultures reflect differences and interactions with the non-Jewish culture(s) around them.
Jan 10, 2023
Feminism, Creativity and Translation: Chava Rosenfarb Translates Jewish-Canadian Women Writers into Yiddish
How to Suppress Yiddish Women’s Writing
Joanna Russ' 1983 schematic of strategies and dynamics that suppress women's writing — along with some additions specific to modern Yiddish culture — helps explain both the historical suppression of Yiddish women writers and more recent challenges to feminist scholarship on women's Yiddish writing. Faith Jones guides us to make the Yiddish future together, and to make our place in it.
May 31, 2022
Review of Women Writing Jewish Modernity by Allison Schachter
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