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Dr Dafna Clifford

Dr Dafna Clifford has taught at the Oxford Institute for Yiddish Studies and lectures in Yiddish, modern European Jewish and Israeli literature.

A Yiddish Sister Revealed: Dafna Clifford, Dorothee van Tenderloo
Esther Kreitman was the talented elder sister of Isaac Bashevis and Israel Joshua Singer. She was the first of her siblings to write, and the inspiration for I B Singer’s story Yentl. But she had to defy her orthodox Hasidic family to pursue her own career in writing. In this session to mark the launch of Blitz and Other Stories, the first translation of Yikhes, a collection of short stories set in the war-torn East End and the shtet...