Category Archives: Di Tsukunft
Di Zukunft (The Future) has been published since 1892. Under the editorship of Avrom Walt Liessin, it became one of the foremost Yiddish literary journals of the 20th century, and continues that tradition today, in a new century, under the editorship of Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh. We are grateful to the Atran Foundation and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York, for their continued support. You, too, can support our journal by subscribing for only $25/year (students pay only $18).
Here you may view articles from the most recent issue. The entries, which are in Yiddish, also contain an English precis. Leyent gezunterheyt!
Written on June 7, 2012 at 5:46 am, by kongres
Max Weinreich: His First Years in America Gennady Estraikh gives a synopsis of YIVO organizer and Yiddish linguist Max Weinreich’s early years in America by way of introducing this first ever reprint of Weinreich’s 1942 article on the future of the YIVO and Yiddish in America. מאַקס ווײַנרײַך: די ערשטע יאָרן אין אַמעריקע Continue Reading »
Written on June 7, 2012 at 5:42 am, by kongres
Boris Sandler: Thoughts on His Creative Work Misha Lev celebrates Boris Sandler’s 30 years of work in the field of Yiddish letters with this biographical and literary appraisal covering everything from his early work with the Soviet Yiddish revivalist journal “Sovetish Heymland” to his first novel “Steps Leading Up to a Miracle”, to his most Continue Reading »
Written on June 6, 2012 at 5:37 am, by kongres
The Berlin Era of ORT Gennady Estraikh writes about the Jewish educational and vocational training organization and its relationship to Yiddish, following its development in Czarist Russia up to its years in post World War I Berlin, at a time when that city was a great center of Jewish and Yiddish life. די בערלינער תּקופֿה Continue Reading »
Written on June 6, 2012 at 5:35 am, by kongres
When the Candles Lighted (Story by Emil Kalin) Kalin tells the tale of a grandfather who wants to pass along his passion for Yiddish theater to his grandson, bringing him to a performance in Israel by one of his countrymen from Europe. Approaching the actor after the show to introduce his disinterested grandson, the grandfather Continue Reading »
Written on June 6, 2012 at 5:28 am, by kongres
Chaim Grade and the Chazon Ish (a semi-biographical commentary, “Wills without Heirs) Julio Ben Shmuel discusses the relationship between the great novelist and documenter of interwar Yiddish Vilna, Chaim Grade, and his religious mentor from those years, Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz, author of the book Vision of Man, who became a leader of religious Jews in Continue Reading »
Written on June 6, 2012 at 5:21 am, by kongres
Dr. Paul Glasser: A Figure in the American Yiddish Landscape In this interview, Paul Glasser, Co-Dean of the Weinreich Center for Yiddish at the YIVO, talks about his life growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, how his interest in Yiddish developed from casual childhood contact into a lifelong passion. He discusses his doctoral dissertation on the Continue Reading »