This is a collection of articles by Sheva Zucker, well-known Yiddish scholar and editor of the Yiddish magazine Afn Shvel from 2005-2015. The majority of the articles were written during those years and published in the magazine. The essays in this book are arranged into six sections: I. Personal Essays; II. From the Editor; III. Regarding the Past and Present of Our Organization; IV. From My Cultural World; V. Personalities; and VI. Interviews. The author writes with passion, insight and humor on a variety of topics relating to Yiddish literature and culture. Highlights include articles on contemporary Yiddish writers such as Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Yonia Fain and Yekhiel Shraibman, a description of a trip to Birobidzhan, the Jewish Autonomous Region in the Former Soviet Union, and a deeply personal essay on the history and heritage of the secular Yiddish school movement. Readers interested in the history of the League for Yiddish and its predecessor, the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization, as well as their organ Afn Shvel, will find a number of articles of particular interest. The book includes several portraits of Yiddish cultural figures such as Isaac-Nakhmen Steinberg and Mordkhe Schaechter as well as excellent interviews with several Yiddish translators and other cultural figures. Yiddish literary scholar Kathryn Hellerstein wrote the introduction. The articles were reproduced from the magazine itself and feature the beautiful design of graphic artist Yankl Salant. All articles are in Yiddish with the author’s preface and Hellerstein’s introduction in both Yiddish and English.
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About the Author
She was born in Winnipeg, Canada and currently resides in New York City.
Kathryn Hellerstein, Ph.D., is Professor of Yiddish and the Ruth Meltzer Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of numerous articles on women in Yiddish literature as well as the award-winning A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 (Stanford University Press, 2014). Her volume Paper Bridges: Selected Poems of Kadya Molodowsky (Wayne State University Press, 1999) which she edited, translated and introduced was chosen as one of the "Great 100 Jewish Books" by the National Yiddish Book Center.
Yankl Salant has, since 2005, been the Graphic Designer of Afn Shvel magazine, published by the League for Yiddish. He is also an editor and Yiddish translator. He is on the faculty of the Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture and is an expert on reading Yiddish handwriting
Table of Contents
The essays in this book are arranged into six sections: I. Personal Essays; II. From the Editor; III. Regarding the Past and Present of Our Organization; IV. From my Cultural World; V. Personalities; and VI. Interviews.
A vort frier — Sheve Tsuker
Hakdome — Katrin Helershteyn
"In alts vos ikh tu" — Intervyu in Birobidzhaner shtern
Mayn tate, Meyer Tsuker o"h
II. FUN DEM REDAKTOR
Ikh vel onheybn…
Lomir in eynem zikh tsunoyfklaybn di zeltene yidishe nemen
Mir tsien zikh iber
Ven es shtarbt a yidisher shrayber... lezeykher Yekhiel Shraybman
Yidishe shleymes: Makhshoves tsu mayn tokhters bas-mitsve
Mordkhe Shekhter z"l
Fun dem redaktor: Araynfir tsum numer "Khurbn un voglenish"
A mayse mit a bikhl: Motl Peyse dem khazns
Mentshn zaynen vi tseyn: Yoni Fayn un Beyle Shekhter-Gotesman
Araynfir tsum numer "Yidish un film"
III. Tsu DEM AMOL UN HAYNT FUN UNDZER ORGANIZATSYE
Ben-Adir: A fenster in undzer geshikhte aray
Mikhoyel Astur: Historiker fun Yidishn teritoryalizm
Mordkhe Shekhter: Der klal-tuer, der lerer, der mentsh
Shmuel Rozenkrants: Der letster Yid in Oystralye vos gedenkt nokh Y.-N. Shteynbergn
Afn Shvel: Der gilgl fun a Yidish-zhurnal
Araynfir tsum numer "Naye yidishe literatur"
Dos shafn a nay verterbukh
V. FUN MAYN KULTURVELT
Beyle Shekhter-Gotesmans Sharey
Yekhiel Shraybman — An umfargeslekh bagegenish
A farkerte velt — Birobidzhan fun der noent: Ayndrukn fun a nesiye in der yidisher oytonomer gegnt, zumer 2007
Tsvey mol fun fayer aroys: biblyotek un a gnize in Birobidzhan
Di Yidish-veltlekhe shuln: Geshikhte un yerushe
A bagrisung tsum 50stn yoyvl fun der program in der yidisher shprakh, literatur un kultur a"n Uriel Vaynraykh
Hakdome tsu Plutsemdiker regn: Lider fun Gitl Shekhter-Vishvanat
Itshe Goldberg z"l
Mordkhe Shekhter, der tshernevitser ben-ir
D"r Yitskhok-Nakhmen Shteynberg (1888-1957), Revolutsyoner un natsyonaler denker: tsu zayn 50stn yortsayt
Dray naye iberzetsungen fun Tevye der milkhiker
● Hebreishe iberzetsung — an intervyu mit Dan Miron● Englishe iberzetsung— an intervyu mit Eliza Shevrin● Denishe iberzetsung — an intervyu mit Yan Shvarts
Dos iberzetsn di eygene mame — intervyu mit Golde Morgentaler, di tokhter fun Khave Rozenfarb
Yisroel Berkovitsh (1921-1988): Der kop un di neshome fun dem yidishn teater in Rumenye — Intervyu mit D"r Miryem Berkovitsh
Yidish un film — a kleyner renesans: Intervyu mit dem Yidish-film-meyven Erik Goldman
English Author’s Preface — Sheva Zucker
English Introduction — Kathryn Hellerstein