Yiddish literature

“Bontshe the Silent” and the inner lives of the Jews.

Goldie Morgentaler
June 16 2022 12:01AM

A kind of mystic.

Studs Terkel and Isaac Bashevis Singer
June 14 2022 12:01AM

There’s more to the Yiddish writer than “combining shtetls, demons, and sex in a small bowl, mixed well.”

April 12 2022 12:01AM

Moyshe Kulbak’s Childe Harold.

Madeleine Cohen
Feb. 25 2022 12:01AM

The dramas of Vilna in the 1920s are not so far removed from the dramas an Orthodox rabbi’s wife sees playing out in the 2020s.

Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt
Sept. 30 2021 12:01AM

S. Ansky’s radical yeshiva boys used to seem unreal. But observing today’s political scene has taught me to understand them.

Sept. 9 2021 12:01AM

“He told me, looking over his shoulder though no one was eavesdropping, that he liked Reagan.”

Robert King
July 26 2021 12:01AM

A story.

Avraham Sutzkever
July 19 2021 12:01AM

“There is only one joy: to increase and not to lessen the world’s joy.”

Isaac Bashevis Singer and David Stromberg
May 20 2021 12:01AM

Moshkeleh the Thief.

Curt Leviant and Sholem Aleichem
March 24 2021 12:01AM

Four generations of Blinkens.

Jan. 27 2021 12:01AM

A great Yiddish poet’s tale of defiance in the death camps, and a Jaffa cafeteria.

Avrom Sutzkever
Jan. 22 2021 12:01AM