Ruth R. Wisse

Ruth R. Wisse

Ruth R. Wisse, a scholar of Yiddish literature and Jewish history and culture, is Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University emeritus.

‘We Never Looked Back’: Ruth Wisse on the Jewish Refugees Who Built New Lives in Montreal

‘We Never Looked Back’: Ruth Wisse on the Jewish Refugees Who Built New Lives in Montreal

After their flight from Egypt, the children of Israel are doomed to spend 40 years in the desert: it takes that long for the whining and backsliding rabble to begin its transformation into a liberated people. The Bible seems to mock their trek from one watering hole to another as

Ruth R. Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse
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Judaism