Sundown: Never Forgetting and Iran

Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more

Sundown: Palestinian Stations Raided

Plus meh, and meh

Gilded

The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream

The Family Crisis

Lost Books

Mother Tongue

A passionate, crusading Yiddisher tries to keep the Eastern European language alive in the cosmopolitan center of the Jewish state

Stark Loss

The death of a beloved Solomon Schechter teacher shadows a community of former students—many now at the forefront of American Jewish life

Daybreak: Slammed on Settlements at U.N.

Plus Iran faces inflation and may admit inspectors, and more in the news

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.

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