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Beyond the Myth of the Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 | 7pm

The shtetl was home to two-thirds of Eastern Europe’s Jews in the 18th and 19th centuries. But today it is vastly misunderstood. Join Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern to discuss his new, pathbreaking study of life in the shtetl based on previously untapped archival sources. Read more…

See Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern’s interview with YIVO’s Leah Falk, “Turning the Shtetl Upside Down,” on our blog.

More from Yedies: News from YIVO

2014-2015 Max Weinreich Center Research Fellowships

YIVO is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 Max Weinreich Center Research Fellowships. With a record number of applicants this year, our committee had a difficult task in choosing the awardees in each category. Read more…

YIVO Public Program Video and Audio Archive

Visit to view or listen to many of YIVO’s public programs from 2005 to the present. Our most recent addition is: YIVO, Freud, and American Jewry: Discourse on Eastern Europe as a “Talking Cure” for American Jewish Ambivalence. Read more…

YIVO Program Videos Now Available on YouTube

Videos of many of YIVO’s public programs are now available on our revamped YouTube page. The new collection of videos will make it possible to explore the full range of YIVO program videos from one centralized index. New videos will be added on a regular basis. Videos of events also remain available on the page for each public program on YIVO’s website,

From the Pages of Yedies

In April 1946, Yedies reported on the publication of Isaac Rivkind’s Der kamf kegn azartshpiln bay Yidn (The fight against gambling in Jewish literature). The Yiddish version of the article is more detailed, providing a list of topics covered by the book. Read more…
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