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Voices from the Archives: Contemplate a Tree

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to excerpts from the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber’s writings, specifically I and Thou and A Land of Two Peoples. This bonus episode is inspired by the recent episode, “A Hebrew Humanist” featuring Nicolas DeWarren, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Penn State. Buber’s…

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Pathways to Parenting

In this episode, we speak with Amy Weinreb about parenting, family dynamics, and questions of “home.” Amy is a cultural anthropologist and senior lecturer at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and the author of Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the…

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Pathways to Parenting
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A Hebrew Humanist

In this episode, we speak with Nicolas DeWarren about the 20th century Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. Nicolas is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at Penn State and the author of Original Forgiveness , A Momentary Breathlessness in the Sadness of Time, and Husserl and the Promise of Time: Subjectivity in Transcendental Phenomenology….

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Voices from the Archives: At the Doctor (Yiddish)

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the chapter “At the Doctor” from the shund novel Looking for Luck: The Woman Who Wanted to be Different by Yiddish author Sarah B. Smith. Looking for Luck was serialized in the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog in 1922-1923. The…

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Voices from the Archives: At the Doctor (English)

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the chapter “At the Doctor” from the shund novel Looking for Luck: The Woman Who Wanted to be Different by Yiddish author Sarah B. Smith. Looking for Luck was serialized in the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog in 1922-1923. The…

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The Mystery and Romance of Shund

In this episode, we speak with Saul Noam Zaritt. Saul is an Associate Professor of Yiddish Literature in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and the author of Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody. Saul discusses Yiddish shund literature or, Yiddish trash literature. Through shund novels, Devin…

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Honik Un Di Kinder

In this episode, we speak to Miriam Udel, Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Emory University and editor and translator of Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature. Miriam discusses the project of Yiddish children’s literature, explaining the political ideas and questions of identity circulating in these texts. Learn…

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Voices from the Archives: The Ornate Portal

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives and listen to Yiddish and English readings of the poem Manhattan Bridge, written by the Yiddish poet Leyeles. The poem is read by Marc Caplan and Josh Friedman. A special thanks to everyone that made this episode possible. Marc Caplan is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish…

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A Politics by Other Means

In this episode, we speak with Marc Caplan about Yiddish literature. Marc is the Brownstone Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and the author of How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms and Yiddish Writers in Weimar Berlin: A Fugitive Modernism. Marc talks about the processes of modernization…

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Voices from the Archives: A Bintel Brief

In this bonus episode, we visit the archives of A Bintel Brief, listening to the questions of Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants and first generation Americans. These letters written to The Forward‘s advice column offer a glimpse into the anxieties and aspirations of Eastern European Jews in early 20th century New York City. A special thanks to…

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