Abraham Brumberg

Can a ‘Revival’ Ensure True Survival?

The dispute over whether Yiddish will survive or not — and if so, in what guise — has lasted nearly as long as modern Yiddish itself.Nearly 100 years ago, in l908, the question of what Yiddish is and what its future might hold was posed sharply at a conference held in Chernowitz, Romania (now in Ukraine), attended by some luminaries from the

The Bund’s Last Battles

For Our Freedom and Yours: The Jewish Labour Bund in Poland, 1939-1949 By Daniel Blatman, translated by Naftali Greenwood Vallentine Mitchell, 242 pages, $26. * * *|The socialist Jewish Labor Bund came into being in October l897, when 13 men and women, representing several underground revolutionary groups, gathered in a shabby house in