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A little touch of childhood via the help of Sholom Aleivhem

A trip to a new bookstore turned a mundane day of chores ( getting oil changed and tires replaced) into a trip of memory and excitement. 166 more words

Midread Thoughts

On yikhes (legacy), Mitchell Waife, and Sholem Aleichem

It’s not often I get to witness such a tangible representation of yikhes (legacy) as I did when I interviewed Mitchell Waife at his home in Florida in the spring of 2013. 266 more words

Wexler Oral History Project

Eliezer Greenberg and Irving Howe’s Case for the “Writers of Sweetness” and the Jewish Anti-Hero – Part I

In the 1950s, Irving Howe took it as one of his tasks to introduce Yiddish literature to an American audience. This involved not just a translation project, which he engaged in with Eliezer Greenberg, Saul Bellow, and others, but it also involved writing different introductions to collections and books on Yiddish literature. 752 more words