Research Projects

The Goldreich Institute supports cutting-edge Yiddish research at multiple levels—M.A., PhD, post-doctoral and faculty. Below are selected examples of the projects that the institute has helped bring to fruition.





Post-Doctoral students


Gali Drucker Bar-Am

Post Doctoral Scholarship 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

Narrating Bygone Places: Yizker-bikher and Their Role in Jewish Culture.



Doctoral Students Research


Maya Weinstock 2020

Voice, Body and the Foundation of a Child Subject in Jewish Children’s Literature in Interwar Poland.


Irit Eilam 2016, 2020

Yiddish and Hebrew literature that was written in Poland in the decade of (1930-1939).


Ohad Kohn 2016

A German-Yiddish Mayse: The Yiddish Influence on Paul Celan’s Poetic Language.


Roni Cohen 2016

The Bible in medieval Jewish parodies and entertainment texts.


Esti Nissim 2014

The Mutual Exchanges between Space, Identity and Gender in the Plawriting of Avraham Goldfaden.


Noam Gil 2014

The Burden of Identity.


Menachem keren 2011

The Biography of R' Yoel Teitelbaum – The Satmar Rabbi. 


Rona Yona 2008

Let us all be pioneers : popular pioneering and nationalism in Hechalutz in Poland between two world wars.


Netta Abugov  2008

The acquisition of Yiddish and Hebrew by Ultra-Orthodox children in Israel and the United States.


Aya Elyada 2008

Early Modern Christian Literature on Yiddish in the German-Speaking World.


Dror Segev 2006

Folk Voices and ‘The View from Below’: Jews of Poland and the Pale of Settlement at the End of the 19th Century through the Perspective of Early Hebrew Journalism.



MA Research


Ofer Dynes 2007, 2008 

Immigration of A Yiddish Writer From Poland to America - Aharon Zeitlin As A Case Study (1939-1959)


Yair Lipshitz 2007

The Embodiment of Jewish Textual Tradition in Theatre and Drama.


Eyal Bassan 2011

Hebrew Fiction Written in Europe Around the Turn of the Century.


Danny Luzon 2012

The Manifold Self in Anzia Yezierska's Fiction : Tensions Between Individual and Communal Identities in Salome of the Tenements and Bread Givers.


Segev Amossi 2013

Around the clock: office and home instrumentality in Yehoshua Perle's naturalistic prose : a reading based on the Frankfurt school critique of modernity.


Yael Levi 2015

Jewish Press in the United States, 1913–1918 : Hebrew, Yiddish and English – Connections and Interactions.


Irad Ben-Yitshak 2017

“I am a Vegeterian:” The Vegeterianism of Melech Ravitch.


Miriam Schwartz 2020

From There to There: Detachment, Language and Sexuality in the Writings of Lamed Shapiro and Y. H. Brenner.



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