Wonderstruck

Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry

Jews and Italians May Basically Be the Same

… but Yiddish is still Yiddish, Rep. Pelosi!

Divine Right

The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.

Yiddishkeit

The last fully realized work by Harvey Pekar illuminates the bluntness and delight of American Yiddish in the last century. A new excerpt.

Notes on Haimish

What is and what isn’t

Yiddishist Torn

Lost Books

A Very Chutzpadik Justice

Yiddish meets the Supreme Court

On the Bookshelf

Yiddish is far from dead. It’s undead, and it haunts everything from Harvey Pekar’s comics to the vampire literature of the early 20th century.

Magic Keys

Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.

Goy Gevalt!

Rep. Michele Bachmann tackles Yiddish; Yiddish wins

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