Jessica Kirzane

Jessica Kirzane
Jessica Kirzane is the Assistant Instructional Professor of Yiddish in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies, and the translator of Miriam Karpilove's Diary of a Lonely Girl, or the Battle against Free Love (Syracuse University Press, 2020). A full list of her translations and academic publications can be found at www.jessicakirzane.com.

Blog Posts

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Jessica Kirzane on "Diary of a Lonely Girl"

Jessica Kirzane

Exclusively for JWA, Jessica Kirzane discusses her new translation of Yiddish author Miriam Karpilove's Diary of a Lonely Girl.

Topics: Fiction
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Rose Rosenberg: A Young Jewish Woman Behind the Scenes of No.10 Downing Street

Jessica Kirzane

Rose Rosenberg represents so many women whose names are lost to history because they worked in supportive and administrative roles rather than in the limelight, but who, in pursing work in male-dominated environments, paved the way for women to have leadership roles today. Her story gives us a richer sense of what women have done in behind-the-scenes roles and how that fits into the narratives of history’s “great men.”

Topics: Civil Service
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Guess What's Being Taught in my Sunday School Class?

Jessica Kirzane

A few weeks ago, on the Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I posed a question to the students in my class on "Jews and the Civil Rights Movement": "If you could plan a Jewish commemoration for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, what would it be? Who would be the audience? What would you do? Why should Jews, as Jews and in Jewish communities, commemorate this holiday?"

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