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This Tuesday join Ruth Wisse, Harvard University, for…
Jacob Glatstein: A Yiddish Genius in Anglicizing America
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 | 7pm

Jacob Glatstein, one of the great Jewish writers of the 20th century, arrived in America in 1914 with a virtuosic talent for his native language, Yiddish, as most of its speakers in the U.S. were swept into the English mainstream. Join Ruth Wisse for a talk about Glatstein’s poetry and prose and a reading of excerpts from his writing in Yiddish. Read more…

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All public programs at YIVO are recorded and posted online.
Here are some of our most recent additions!

January 6, 2014:
Rethinking Kishinev: How a Riot Changed 20th Century Jewish History
With Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University
and Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar in History at YIVO

February 14, 2014:
Unresolved History: Jews and Lithuanians After the Holocaust
With EU Parliament Member Leonidas Donskis, and others

February 19, 2014:
The Impact of World War I and the Russian Revolution
on the World of Russian and East European Jewry
With Richard Pipes, Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard University

This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO

“The Jews Have Always Been a Singing People”:
YIVO Celebrates Ruth Rubin
by Leah Falk

The best parts of the Yiddish past are fragile: a yellowing installment of a serialized novel in Der tog, a barely legible handwritten letter, a fragment of song passed down from mother to daughter. Ruth Rubin, the celebrated scholar, singer, and collector of Yiddish folk music, knew how ephemeral this last, private, often unwritten transmission could be. Read more…

YIVO in the News/Staff Notes – February 2014

A number of YIVO public programs received press coverage. YIVO’s February 14th roundtable discussion on Lithuanian-Jewish relations, “Unresolved History: Jews and Lithuanians After the Holocaust,” is reported on by Ralph Seliger in the 3-part article “Israel & Lithuania: Parallel Dueling ‘Narratives’,” on the Partners for Progressive Israel Blog. Read more…

Di Nyu yorkerin:
Poetry and Purim Shpil – Yiddish Cultural Events in March
by Sarah Ponichtera

As the heavy monotony of all the snow begins to be broken with longer and longer stretches of sun and warmth, it’s time to emerge from the cocoon, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Read more…

From the Pages of Yedies
by Roberta Newman
In 1937, Yedies reported on its survey of pinkasim (Jewish communal registers), whose mission was the gathering of information about pinkasim in Jewish communities all over Poland. Read more…

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