And why Volodymyr Zelensky should be considered a Jewish hero.
The name is comical and magical at once, designating a city of broad boulevards and fancy shop windows known to Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the dairyman and others.
The Mosaic columnist joins us to talk about her new podcast and the poetry and literature it will explore.
And the Yiddish song that embodies shtetl nostalgia.
Moshkeleh the Thief.
A fictional peddler reflects on the imponderability of anti-Semitism.
Moshkele the thief.
The renowned expert on Yiddish literature stops by to talk everything Tevye, Fiddler, Sholem Aleichem, and more.
A simple protagonist and a very, very complicated people.
Once a bustling, but unliterary, Jewish community.
A Rich Brew.
Yiddish literature’s best-known character.
Translation, retranslation, and un-translation.