YIVO and the legacy of the Jews of Vilna
An extraordinary trove of documents, many saved from Nazi and Soviet hands, offers revolutionary access to the Eastern European Jewish past
An in-depth look at several original documents from YIVO’s revolutionary new archive
A wonderful Yiddish artifact comes barreling back into view
Yevgenia Albats was called ‘kikeface’ as a kid in the Soviet Union and went on to become an intrepid reporter in Moscow. Visiting the U.S. recently, she spoke with Tablet about the state of Russian politics and what it’s like for Jews there today.
The strong-willed scholar of Jewish life and history died 29 years ago today
Rokhl’s Golden City: Why I’m skipping the beach to spend the season studying
A 1929 practical method for typing in Yiddish, on display at YIVO, is a keyhole into a little-known world of printing machines, and the pipe dreams behind their invention
Rokhl’s Golden City: ‘Canada First’ ideology in non-sappy immigrant-tale theater, an invisible feminist in Toronto, an Easter Egg revealed in ‘Futurama,’ and other dispatches from the orbiting Yiddish cosmos
An amputated leg, a bitten-off penis, a 600-pound wrestler, and the great tonsil riot, among other examples of humanity’s glorious ineptitude, in ‘Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press’
Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever’s 1936 work ‘Siberia’ magically upends a litany of misery for him and his people
What the 120-year-old political and cultural movement meant to a young Jewish feminist in St. Louis
Rokhl’s Golden City: Get out while you still can. Hit the Yiddish hills, escape into ’80s TV (when Russians were Russians and women wrestled), or just flee to Canada.
Rokhl’s Golden City: What decomposing unearthed silent-film stock has to say to Yiddishists
Rokhl’s Golden City: Bringing Yiddish children to life, while 1970s New York drops dead
Tablet’s new kinda-sorta-weekly column brings you diaspora culture with a Yiddish twist
A new dictionary co-edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath was created by the might of familial love and the need to keep Yiddish up-to-date
More of the Jewish tradition is vanishing in present conditions of security and prosperity than ever vanished in past conditions of oppression and poverty
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