Yiddish Journal Promises to be a “Tremendous Gift”

“What these young people are offering is a tremendous gift. They have the talent, the passion and…global reach…” – David Roskies

In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies is a soon-to-be online home for scholarly articles on Yiddish topics, a blog with reviews and current events, and a translation hub for short pieces. In geveb’s editors, board, and web designers are hard at work, and the journal website is tentatively slated to launch in the fall of 2015.

The brainchild of Yiddish heavyweight, Professor Dovid Roskies and his students and In geveb Founding Editors, Saul Zaritt and Eitan Kensky, In geveb already boasts and impressive editorial board and the beginnings of a strong, experienced advisory committee.

As the first Yiddish Studies journal of this scale and caliber online, its believers hope In geveb will re-embody the dreams of Yiddish writers and editors like Avrom Sutzkever and Shalom Luria and expound upon them in a modern era. The importance of publishing relevant scholarship about Yiddish in a publication dedicated to the language, for academicians, cannot be overstated. In an online forum, there exists unparalleled potential for conversation. Editors will curate and publish current updates, reviews, articles, and translations and spread literary and cultural interest in Yiddish.

For more information or to contribute, see In geveb’s call for submissions and follow the journal on Facebook and Twitter. The Naomi Foundation is a proud early-stage supporter of In geveb and is looking forward to the journal’s bright future. Keep an eye out for more updates about this singular project.