Tag: Yiddish

Antisemitism in the 21st Century Shtetl


Click here to read full article in pdf format. The words “antisemitism in the shtetl” might evoke recollections of Fiddler on the Roof, a touch of family lore “from the old country” way back when, or for those familiar with modern Yiddish literature, a scene from this or that writer. Baffling as it may sound, however, […]

Ruth Wisse – “Why Antisemitism Succeeds”


Lecture: Why Antisemitism Succeeds Speaker: Professor Ruth Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature; Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University Date: April 12, 2007 YIISA/ISGAP Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective Seminar Series