Boris Sandler


Yiddish 4.0

By Boris Sandler

Yiddish 4.0
What mazel! Last week, Yiddishists round the world woke up to find an article by Joseph Berger about the Forverts — in the New York Times, no less — entitled: “For Yiddish A Fresh Presence Online”.Read More


'Agentn' of Yesterday and Today

By Boris Sandler

A version of this post appeared in Yiddish here. Read More


History’s Paradoxes

By Boris Sandler

Eighty years ago, on May 25, 1926, Ukrainian folk hero Simon Petlura was shot to death in Paris. The assassination was planned and executed by Jewish folk hero Sholom Schwartzbard.Why bring up today these two opposing characters, whose peoples have lived together for hundreds of years? Just for the anniversary? And who were they, the victim, SimonRead More


Israel’s Tomorrow, Today

By Boris Sandler

More than that of any other country in the world, Israel’s fate is dependent on “tomorrow” — a tomorrow that comes closer day by day with the approach of August 15, the date set by Prime Minister Sharon to begin Israel’s planned withdrawal from Gaza.How does Israeli society look from afar during these critical days? Above all, split intoRead More



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