18th Issue of Yidishland

On March 31, 2023, the 18th issue of the literary quarterly magazine Yidishland was released in Israel and in parallel circulation in Sweden.

The magazine opens with the memoirs of the Jewish Soviet writer Noyakh Lurye (1885 – 1960) who describes the terrible months he spent in Stalin’s prison. This unique material was published for the first time. Modern poetry is represented in the new issue by Velvl Chernin’s, Felix Khaimovich’s and Boris Karloff’s poems.

One author, Yaad Biran, made his first appearance as a Yiddish prose writer. Biran is mainly known as a film director and translator of Yiddish literature into Hebrew. Academic materials related to Yiddish culture, presented in the fall of 2022 at the 25th Symposium for Yiddish Studies in Germany, comprise a large section of the magazine. Elena Sarashevskaya’s essay on the Yiddish Festival in Birobidzhan, which took place last autumn, is illustrated with color photographs of this important major event.