Abraham Brumberg


Can a ‘Revival’ Ensure True Survival?

By Abraham Brumberg

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 theRead More


The Bund’s Last Battles

By Abraham Brumberg

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 inRead More






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