Yiddish literature

The author of “My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner” was alienated from traditional religion not because of Orthodoxy in general but because of his yeshiva’s misanthropic separatism.

Jan. 20 2021 12:01AM

Hersh Rasseyner is inescapable. The guy-yelling-at-you figure reappears in each generation, going back to when even Moses pulled a “Hersh” for the entire book of Deuteronomy.

Dec. 21 2020 12:01AM

“If Jews had the fortitude to believe in victory over the Greeks, then we could not now surrender our trust in defeating our enemy.”

Elie Wiesel
Dec. 18 2020 12:01AM

The first complete translation of the Yiddish classic, in which former classmates rediscover one another after the Holocaust and resume their old debates about God, man, and history.

Dec. 7 2020 12:02AM

How I came to translate one of the greatest stories in all of Yiddish literature, a work that I believe uniquely illuminates the debate at the very center of Jewish modernity.

Dec. 7 2020 12:01AM

A fictional peddler reflects on the imponderability of anti-Semitism.

Sholem Aleichem
Sept. 21 2020 12:01AM

It’s hard to be a Jewish philosopher.

Yoysef Tunkel
July 27 2020 12:01AM

“The ever-resounding links of the golden chain.”

Sarah Reisen and Eli Jany
May 15 2020 12:01AM

Zalman Shneour.

Mikhail Krutikov
May 13 2020 12:01AM

Hersh Nomberg, Zalman Shneur, and the plight of the “plucked” hero.

Ri J. Turner
May 4 2020 12:01AM

Moshkele the thief.

Sholem Aleichem
April 20 2020 12:01AM

I.J. Singer’s The Brothers Ashkenazi.

Feb. 13 2020 12:01AM

The memoirs of this 17th-century Jewish woman have long fascinated historians. For the first time, a complete English edition brings her to life for today’s readers.

Feb. 4 2020 12:01AM