“postvernacular”

Review

Review of Beyond the Synagogue by Rachel B. Gross

Adrienne Krone

Through her work, Gross seeks to validate practices that meaningfully contribute to Jewish identity formation and connect Jewish Americans to their history as a people and to the contemporary community of Jewish people.

Blog

The 2087th Question or When Silence Is the Only Answer

Irena Klepfisz

What kind of life will there be after the Resurrection of the Dead? 

I may not believe in an afterlife or in resurrections, but I do believe that cultures can be reawakened and revived in new generations. 

Blog

Another 'Tradition Omission': Reconsidering Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

Shaina Hammerman

Fiddler’s Yiddish translation merits discussion in The New York Times, not as history or metaphor, but as a window into how Jews tell stories about themselves. 

Blog

Long Lunches at Cafe Jerusalem

Guy Tabachnick and Emma Claire Foley

A delicious dispatch from the outskirts of Lviv. 

Article

New Yiddish Film and the Transvernacular

Rebecca Margolis

The study of Yiddish cinema gets updated for the twenty-first century, Margolis explores how the language is being used in film in the last decade. 

Interview

Spectacular Vernacular: An Interview with Ezra Berkley Nepon on New Yiddish Theater, Queer Performance Arts, and “Dazzle Camouflage”

Anna Elena Torres

On the beautiful, radical, accessible, possibilities of performance and Yiddish. 

Blog

“What a ‘Medina’ is Amerikay”: Postvernacular Yiddish in Nineteenth-Century America

Shari Rabin

In mid-nineteenth century America, early use of postvernacular Yiddish helped Jews locate themselves in the culture.