Yehudah DovBer ZirkindMar 5, 2023
On Chaim Grade’s "The Yeshiva"
A Discussion with Yehudah DovBer Zirkind
New Books Network 2023
Chaim Grade’s novel, Tsemakh Atlas: Di Yeshivah, was originally published in Yiddish in the late 1960s. Considered a landmark of modern Yiddish literature, the novel now known as The Yeshiva, captures the inner life of the pre-Holocaust Lithuanian yeshiva tradition, with protagonists who are steeped in the pietistic Musar movement and tormented by religious doubt. Yehudah DovBer Zirkind is a research fellow at the Herzog Institute for the Study of Hasidism and a graduate student of Yiddish literature at Tel Aviv University.
Schneur Zalman Newfield is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, and the author of Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (Temple University Press, 2020). Visit him online at ZalmanNewfield.com.