Dovid Leitner‘s book includes a telling anecdote about a misunderstanding between the Belzer Rebbe and the German-Jewish hotel owner.
Marc Caplan interprets the works of David Bergelson, Der Nister and Moshe Kulbak as allegorical critiques of the Modern Age.
In his new book, Gennady Estraikh writes that the Forverts was once heavily influenced by the Russian Jewish intelligentsia.
The message given by the book is clear: for the American Jewish intelligentsia, Yiddish is primarily associated with the Holocaust.
The popular professor was a scholar of Soviet Jewish culture and LGBTQ Jewish life in the United States.
The autobiography of Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks, now in English, is a literary monument to Polish Jewry before the Holocaust.
Shneour’s imaginary portrait of his native town of Shklov is a masterpiece among the forgotten works of Yiddish literature.
The main opponents of the Zionists were not the Bolshevist leaders but members of the Jewish section of the Soviet Communist party.
Younger scholars of Jewish culture are turning to themes that were, till recently, deemed irrelevant to the American Jewish community.
“To be a witness is actually a mitzvah.”