Featuring Women Yiddish Writers
Who are the "classic" women writers in the Yiddish canon? Explore iconic works by Anna Margolin, Blume Lempel, Celia Dropkin, and more...
Almog Behar's “Ana min al-yahud”
In this lyrical Hebrew short story with an Arabic title, a mysterious “language plague” causes young Israeli Jews to revert to their grandparents’ diasporic accents. In speaking with his grandfather's Iraqi Jewish accent, the narrator faces what's been lost in his family's assimilation to the dominant Ashkenazi Israeli culture.
Anzia Yezierska’s “Bread Givers”
The tensions between immigrant parents and their defiantly American children, between Jewish tradition and modern sensibilities, play out in dramatic detail in this 1925 novel set on New York City's Lower East Side.
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