In Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London, 1884-1914
(Wayne State University Press, 2018), Vivi Lachs
, social and cultural historian, Yiddishist, performer, and associate research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, looks at London's Yiddish popular culture. She positions it in historical perspective within Anglo-Jewish history, English socialist aesthetics, and music-hall culture. This book breaks lots of new ground, and is an exciting, entertaining and revealing peek into this vibrant and noisy world.
Max Kaiser is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. He can be reached at email@example.com.