Polish premiere of Jerome Rothenberg’s poems; first-ever in-depth study of Chaim Grade’s papers; conversation with Rabbi Alisa Zilbershtein about helping Ukraine; further adventures of Jewish ex-scientologist and trans activist Kate Bornstein; and the next chapter of Grade’s Di agune.
Chidusz 1/2022: Love Thy Neighbour
While the whole world is anxiously watching the war in Ukraine, we are looking for Tora’s response to the question of the treatment of outlanders and refugees.
Chidusz 10/2021: Polish Premiere of Chaim Grade’s Aguna
This issue of Chidusz is exceptional. Decades after Grade’s death, his prose is finally coming out in Polish. Starting this month, we will publish, in sixteen episodes, the Polish translation of Aguna – the most famous novel of this outstanding Yiddish writer.
Chidusz 9/20221: Tony Kushner’s “Reverse Transcription” and the final episode of Dinezon’s “The Dark Young Man”
In this issue of Chidusz we give you the first Polish translation of Tony Kushner’s short play Reverse Transcription, the next episode of Kate Bornstein’s memoir A Queer and Pleasant Danger and the final chapter of The Dark Young Man – the first Yiddish bestseller written by Yankev Dinezon
Chidusz 8/2021: Tony Kushner’s Terminating and the legacy of the Polish Jews
On the 8. birthday of Chidusz we give you the Polish translation of Tony Kushner’s play Terminating, we talk about the legacy of the Polish Jews and the power (which according to the Bible) man possess over nature. We also publish the penultimate episode of The Dark Young Man and part II of Kate Bornstein’s…
Chidusz 7/2021: A Queer and Pleasant Danger [a serial memoire]
The cover features Kate Bornstein – transgender lesbian activist, theorist, and performance artist, „a sublebrity in the pantheon of America’s queer and postmodern subcultures” whose memoire will appear in the next ten issues of Chidusz. But this issue also contains a much less colorful story – the tale of the post-war destruction of the Jewish cemetery in Kępno.
Chidusz 6/2021: Polish-Jewish literature, osteopathy and drag kings
On the cover of the summer issue: three Polish writers, whom we celebrate this year. In order to survive the Holocaust and be accepted by the Polish culture, Tadeusz Różewicz, Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński and Stanisław Lem had to hide their Jewish “stigma”. Is Poland ready to embrace their Jewishness? Baczyński i Różewicz: Poets Under…
Chidusz 5/2021: From Cholera to Coronavirus
In the new Chidusz we write, among other things, about rabbinic responses to the problems of pandemics in previous centuries, the equality revolution in the Hebrew language and the forgotten Jews of Psie Pole/ Hundsfeld.
Chidusz 4/2021: I Love Dick (or I love Trick)
In the new Chidusz – once again – a large dose of good fiction. The cover features the main character of a short story Trick by the outstanding feminist author Chris Kraus.
Chidusz 1/2021: Israel Singer’s Pearls and a bold letter to Philip Roth
In this issue of Chidusz we present you with a lot of good Jewish literature: the first Polish translation of Israel Singer’s Pearls and a bold letter to Philip Roth, in which the author, Elisa Albert, begs the great Jewish American writer to… put a baby in her.