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Yiddish and Power. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke and New York 2015.


“A reshíme fun zibn-un-tsvántsik kloyzn (bótey-midróshim) in Vílne (in Zálmen Réyzen’s Vílner ‘Tog’ fun dráysikstn detsémber 1921” in Yiddish Virtual Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna, 47, 8 February 2015.


“Red-Brown Commission Boss Speaks Out at Ponár on Brantsovsky “Investigation” and on the Holocaust” in Defending History, 4 February 2015.


“Kaunas Police Informs defending History on Status of February 16th Neo-Nazi March” in Defending History, 3 February 2015.


“Three Holocaust Remembrance Day Events in Vilnius” in Defending History, 26 January 2015.


“Di matóne fun Rívke bas Shmúel in Takság (1832-1833)” in Yiddish Virtual Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna, 45, 22 January 2015.


“A Vílner paródye af Móyshe Kúlbaks bavúst lid Shterndl” in Yiddish Virtual Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna, 44, 16 January 2015.


“Two ‘C-words’ for Holocaust Museums: Center of Town, and — Collaboration” in Defending History, 24 December 2014.


“Just about Yiddish? The Real Story Behind This Week’s Yivo Banquet in New York” in Algemeiner. com,16 December 2014. In print edition of 19 December 2014.


“A shtikl yídisher drúk-blay af dray yídishe shprakhn, mit dray shriftn” in Yiddish Virtual Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna, 42, 7 December 2014.


“Ukraine Bonanza for Upgraded Holocaust Denial” in The Times of Israel, 28 November 2014.


“Peter Jukes Exposes ‘Documentary’ that Glorifies Nazi Collaborators” in Defending History, 28 November 2014.


“Text of US Rep. John Conyers’ Proposed Amendment Restricting Aid to Pro-Nazi Forces in Ukraine” in Defending History, 23 November 2014.


“Meilach Stalevich (1923 — 2014)” in Defending History, 11 November 2014.


“Defending History Brings Results: Yivo to Honor Arad (at Fundraising Banquet)” in Defending History, 10 November 2014.


“Latvian Musical that Sanitizes Holocaust Perpetrator Starts its Grand Tour” in Defending History, 31 October 2014.


“Would They Try to Instrumentalize Simon Wiesenthal, Too? An Open Letter to Inna Rogatchi” in Defending History, 26 October 2014.


“Riva Shpiz’s Memories of 23 June 1941 in Dugalíshik (Daugeliškis), taped Yiddish interview, 12 October 2014.


Die Prager Deklaration” in Jüdische Rundschau, 8 October 2014. 


“Annual Memorial for the Jews of Svintsyán (Švenčionys): Small but Well Done’ by Dovid Katz, in Defending History,

5 October 2014.


Reprinted in The Lithuania Tribune – Delfi English at: 


“Poland is not Ukraine” in Jewish Review of Books, Fall 2014.


“Seven Prophet Amos Awards for Human Rights Courage in Lithuania” in Defending History, 24 September 2014.


“Usable Memory of Holocaust Victims: NY Yivo Announces Campaign for Five and a Quarter Million Dollars for New ‘Vilna Project’” in Defending History, 23 September 2014.


“Tsemakh Shabad’s 150th birthday celebrated in style at the Lithuanian parliament” in Defending History, 21 September 2014.


“75 Jahre nach dem 1. September 1939: Antisemitismus in Osteuropa” in Jüdische Rundschau, 9 September 2014.


“The Hushed-Up Hitler Factor in Ukraine” in Consortium News, 16 August 2014.


“Osten ist Osten und Westen ist Westen” in Jüdische Rundschau, 7 August 2014. [excerpt only]


“Yankl-Yosl Bunk – Jakovas Bunka (1923 – 2014)” in Defending History, 4 August 2014.


“Rabbi Abraham. N. Zuroff (1922 – 2014)” in Defending History, 4 August 2014.


“The Neocons and Holocaust Revisionism in Eastern Europe”, Part I in Jewish Currents, 22 July 2014.

Part II in Jewish Currents, 26 July 2014.


“Is ‘Sugar Herbert Sugar’ the Latvian Version of ‘Springtime for Hitler’?” in Defending History, 17 July 2014.


“Tsu der zórglozer dekonstrúktsye fun Maks Váynraykhn (un shoyn váyter kunkl-múnkl afn ópgeshavkhtn gebít fun yídish”) [English title provided: “Freewheeling Deconstruction of Max Weinreich. Sensationalization of the Fragile Field of Yiddish”] in Defending History, 22 June 2014 (+ addendum of 23 June 2014) [in reply to articles by Cherie Woodworth and Batya Ungar-Sargon in Tablet magazine].  


“Getting it Wrong on Ukraine” in The Times of Israel, 10 June 2014.


“Reply to a Roger Cohen Opinion Piece on Ukraine and Lithuania” in Defending History, 6 May 2014.


“[Review of Mink & Neumayer (eds), History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: Memory Games] in East European Jewish Affairs, 44.1 (April 2014): 111-114.


“Is Vilnius Police Criminal Division Harassing Veteran Holocaust Researcher?” in Defending History, 31 March 2014.


“For Seventh Year Running, Neo-Nazis and Ultranationalists Given Center of Vilnius on Independence Day” in Defending History, 11 March 2014.


“New Joseph Levinson Website has Page on Old Jewish Cemeteries in Lithuania” in Defending History, 2 February 2014.


“Yiddish Virtual Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna” (web only).


“Knaanic in the Medieval and Modern Scholarly Imagination” in O. Bláha, R. Dittmann and L. Uličná (eds), Knaanic Language: Structure and Historical Background, Academia: Prague 2014 [in press].,%20KNAANIC%20IN%20THE%20MEDIEVAL%20&%20MODERN%20SCHOLARLY%20IMAGINATION%20(29%20Aug%202013).pdf


“On Methodology in Historical Yiddish Linguistics” (in Yiddish) in Defending History, 2013.


“Reconstructing the Sound Pattern of Nineteenth Century Ashkenazic Hebrew Poetry in Vilna” [in Yiddish] in Keepsakes of Old Jewish Vilna, no. 22, 2013.


“Lithuania’s Holocaust Debate” (letter to the editor), International New York Times, 20 November 2013.


“Genocide Center Releases a New Graywash on the Vilna Ghetto” (review of A. Bubnys, Vilnius Ghetto 1941 – 1943, Vilnius 2013) in Defending History, 19 November 2013.


“Three Baltic Governments Sponsor “Round Table” at London U on 5 November: Will Nazi Collaborators be Glorified? in Defending History, 23 October 2013.


“Mendel Beilis and the New East European Antisemitism: a 21st Century Incarnation of ‘Treacherous Jew Syndrome” (power point presentation at Mendel Beilis centenary conference in Kiev, Ukraine, 15 October 2013).


“Where Nazi Collaborators and Criminals are Honoured by EU and NATO States” in Hope not Hate, July-August 2013: 40-41.


“Who’s Afraid of Defending History Dot Com?” in Defending History, 8 August 2013.


“Mystery of the Eight-Pointed Western Litvak (Zámeter) Symbol on Jewish Gravestones” in Defending History, 7 August 2013.


“Open Letter to Evaldas Gustas, new Minister for the Economy in Lithuania” in Defending History, 2 August 2013.


“EHU Center for German Studies’ ‘Colloquium Vilnense 2013’ is Short on ‘The Second Opinion’ when it comes to the Holocaust” in Defending History, 19 July 2013.


“Would a ‘Jewish Museum’ in Vilnius Graywash the Lithuanian Holocaust?” in Defending History, 7 July 2013.


[review of M. J. Chodakiewicz, Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas] in Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs 7.2 [Spring 2013]: 169-175.


“State-Sponsored Collective Memory Revisionism: A 21st Century Incarnation of Holocaust Denial?” PDF presentation at the Second International Conference on Holocaust Museums and Memorial Places in Post-Communist Countries (Riga, Latvia).


“The Fate of a Vilna Jewish Cemetery” in The Times of Israel, 22 May 2013 [Reprinted with commentary in Jewish Heritage Europe].


“Upside-Down World? Neo-Nazi March Assisted by Police on Central Boulevard, while Authorities try to Banish Baltic Pride Across the River” in Defending History, 28 March 2013.


“Background Reading on the Shift in US Foreign Policy on Holocaust Denial from c. 2009” in Defending History, 1 March 2013.


“Purim in Lithuania? A Season for State-Approved Neo-Nazi City-Center Marches” in, 25 February 2013.


“Tolerance Education? State-Sponsored Commission Uses its Website to Call Holocaust Survivor a “Liar” and to Demand ‘Apology from Jewish Community’” in Defending History, 21 February 2013.


“Hundreds of Neo-Nazis March Through the Center of Kaunas on Independence Day” in Defending History, 16 February 2013.


“US Researcher is Persuaded that the Problem in Lithuania is called ‘Zuroff and Katz’” in Defending History, 27 January 2013.


The City in the Moonlight. Stories of the Old-time Lithuanian Jews. By Dovid Katz. Translated by Barnett Zumoff. Ktav Publishing: Jersey City 2012, 138 pp.

More details here.


Ostjűdische Geschichten aus dem alten Litauen. Von Dovid Katz. Übersetzung von Melitta Depner. Salon Literaturverlag: Munich 2012, 329 pp.

More details here.


Litvish: An Atlas of Northeastern Yiddish. A Work in Progress.


The Language of Litvak Gravestones: A Cultural Dictionary. A Work in Progress.


“Wird Deutschland jetzt der selbsternannte Vorkämpfer der Holocaust-Verschleierung?” in Clemens Heni and Thomas Weidauer (eds.), Ein Super-GAUck. Politische Kultur im neuen Deutschland, Edition Critic: Berlin 2012, pp.101-105.


Review of Adam Michnik, In Search of Lost Meaning: The New Eastern Europe, in East European Jewish Affairs, 42.2, pp. 187-191.


“You Cannot Praise Fascists and be Pro Human Rights” in the London Jewish News, 13 December 2012. Reprint in The Algemeiner.


“Prank Email that Tries to Derail Litvak Community is Exposed: But is Chanukah Supposed to be April Fools?” in Defending History, 11 December 2012.


“An Open Letter to Ed Hirsch” in Defending History, 6 December 2012.


Translator [from Hebrew] and editor, Yitzhak Arad, “The Holocaust in Lithuania, and its Obfuscation, in Lithuanian Sources” in Defending History,1 December 2012.


“Efraim Zuroff, History’s Lonely Defender” in The Times of Israel, 15 November 2012.


“Kristallnacht Becomes PR Hook for Double Genociders at Berlin Events of the ‘Prague Process Platform’” in Defending History, 9 November 2012.


“Jewish Center in Ukraine Apparently Duped into Honoring a Nazi Collaborationist Organization” in Defending History, 1 November 2012.


“Canadian Prime Minister Praises Holocaust-Distorting Museum in Ukraine” in Defending History, 22 October 2012.


“Tel Aviv’s Leivick House Releases 2009 Video of Ambassador Chen Ivri Apter” in Defending History, 21 October 2012.


“Lithuanian President’s Decree on ‘Red-Brown Commission’ is Re-issued with ‘New Sentence’” in Defending History, 17 October 2012.


“Israel Chronicle” [of Lithuanian-related Holocaust issues] in, 7 October 2012.


“Samples of the Work of a Holocaust-Twisting, Antisemitic, Homophobic Envelope Maker” in, 6 October 2012.


“Yad Vashem Sinking Deeper in Lithuanian ‘Commission’ Morass with Political Campaign for Compensation from Russia” in, 26 September 2012.


“Holocaust Commemoration Vilnius Style, with an Israeli Twist: Menachem Begin and the Jail House Rock” in, 24 September 2012.


“June 2009 Correspondence with Yad Vashem” in, 3 September 2012.


“Yad Vashem Shocks Holocaust Survivors by Rejoining Lithuanian Government’s ‘Red-Brown Commission’” in, 28 August 2012.


“Executive Director of ‘Red-Brown Commission’ Doubts Lithuanian Jews were Killed ‘on a racial basis’ before Arrival of German Forces in 1941” in, 16 August 2012.


“Shoah Denial is being Replaced by an Illusive and Delusive Evil” in London Jewish News, 3 August 2012.


Yiddish translation of the Seventy Years Declaration in [posted 3 August 2012].;


“Lithuanian Foreign Minister Includes ‘Historical Memory Policy’ (= Double Genocide) among Nation’s Prime Goals” in, 2 August 2012. Republished in Operation Last Chance.;


“Pursuing Perpetrators, Preserving History, and Educating the Next Generation: A Review of Efraim Zuroff’s Operation Last Chance” in Prism (Yeshiva University), vol. 4 (Spring 2012), pp.136-138.


“Respectable Memoir, Some Shrewd Manipulation by an East European Government ― or Both?” [review of Ellen Cassedy’s We are Here] in the Algemeiner Journal, 18 July 2012.


“Lithuanian Foreign Ministry Planning to (Ab)use EU Presidency to Push Red-Brown Politics” in, 17 July 2012.


“Landsbergis. Then and Now.” in, 16 July 2012.


“Trilingual Memorial Plaque Unveiled on Zhager Town Square” in, 13 July 2012.


“Reply to the Economist on Lithuania’s Recent Reburial of the 194 Nazi Puppet “Prime Minister” in, 15 June 2012. Also posted in Comments to the Economist online article by E[dward] L[ucas].;


“Congratulating Algimantas Kasparavičius who Gets it Right: Trying to Manage History is a Big-Time Loser for Mature Foreign Policy” in, 30 May 2012.


“VMU in Kaunas Sinking Further into Ambrazevičius-Brazaitis Morass, as Historians Join Glorifiers for Yet Another Event” in, 23 May 2012.


“An Open Letter to Yale History Professor Timothy Snyder” in Algemeiner Journal, 21 May 2012 [in print edition: 25 May, pp. 2, 4,5].


“Lithuanian Newspaper Accuses Kaunas Rector of Misleading Parliament about Whether He Knew in Advance of VMU’s Planned Conference To Honor Wartime Nazi Puppet Prime Minister” in, 21 May 2012.


“Tim Snyder, in Vilnius, Comments Publicly on the Reburial and Glorification of 1941 Nazi Puppet Prime Minister” in, 19 May 2012.


“Lithuania’s Prime Minister and Culture Minister Personally Signed off on €8,700 (US $11,000) Expenditure to Honor Wartime Fascist Leader” in, 18 May 2012.


 “Want to Honor the Head of the 1941 Nazi Puppet Government? Website Claims Seimas Will Provide Free Transportation” in, 17 May 2012.


“Parliament’s Public Relations Department Posts Revised Schedule of Events to Honor Nazi Collaborator ‘Prime Minister’ Juozas Ambrazevičius (Brazaitis)” in, 16 May 2012.


“BNS Report Follows Dramatic Donskis Statement; Says Event does not have VMU ‘Sanction’” in, 15 May 2012.



“MEP Donskis Condemns Events to Honor Holocaust Collaborator Ambrazevičius” in, 15 May 2012.


“Archbishop Adds his Blessing to the Nazi Collaborator being Reburied with Full Honors” in, 11 May 2012.


“Day of Shame (May 19th) Can Still be Averted at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas” in, 11 May 2012.


“‘Prime Minister’ of Lithuania’s 1941 Nazi Puppet Government to be Glorified, Re-interred and Subject of a Commemorative Conference at Vytautas Magnus University” in, 3 May 2012.


“‘Moderate Litvak’ Status is Conferred by his Highness, the Norwegian Property Magnate cum Editor-in-Chief of Vilnius” in, 1 May 2012.


“Rabinowitz-Dorf PR Campaign for Lithuanian Embassy and ‘Fake Litvaks’ Backfires Bigtime” in, 30 April 2012.


“Neo-Nazi Youth Organization is Admitted into National “Lithuanian Council of Youth Organizations” (a recipient of European Union “Structural Funds”) in, 30 April 2012.


“Baltic ‘Double Genocide’ Discourse Slips into Naive American Jewish Articles on Lithuania” in, 24 April 2012.


“Lithuanian Government Calls for ‘ Bigger Investments from Litvaks’ as South Africa’s Glasenberg is Targeted’ in, 20 April 2012.


“Jesus in Yiddish” (Last Words column) in Jewish Renaissance (London), 7, 3 April 2012, p. 52.


“Lithuania’s Embassy in Washington Recruiting ‘Useful Academics’ for Discredited ‘Red-Brown’ Commission” in, 24 March 2012.


“1500 Honor the Waffen SS at Riga’s Liberty Monument; Event is Praised by Latvia’s President, Condemned by Council of Europe’s Commission on Racism” in, 16 March 2012.


European Commission website: “Martin Schulz, EP President, meeting with Dovid Katz ― Handing over the [70 Years] Declaration on the Final Solution of the Wannsee Conference”, 14 March 2012.


“Over 1000 neo-Nazis Fill Main Vilnius Boulevard on Lithuanian Independence Day” in, 11 March 2012.


“March 11th: A Grand Opportunity for the Lithuanian Human Rights Community ― and the People of Vilnius” in, 4 March 2012.


“Zingeris Statement on Planned Match 11th neo-Nazi march fails to mention ― the neo-Nazi March” in, 28 February 2012.


“Council of Europe’s Commission Against Racism and Intolerance Condemns Latvia’s Waffen SS Parades and Celebration of Hitler’s 1941 Invasion” in, 21 February 2012.


“300 Neo-Nazis March through the Center of Kaunas on Lithuanian Independence Day; They are Addressed by Members of Parliament” in, 16 February 2011.


“Holocaust Survivors to Demonstrate outside Tel Aviv “Sellout Gala” Slated for March 5th” in, 14 February 2012.


“The Hidden Monument of Vilnius” in, 12 February 2012.


“The Seventy Years Declaration and the Simple Truth” in Algemeiner Journal, 3 February 2012.


“A Fight over History’s Tragic Truth” in the Jewish Chronicle, 2 [3] February 2012.; PDF at:


“The Seventy Years Declaration” [coauthored with Danny Ben-Moshe] in, 20 January 2012.; media coverage at:


“Free Speech Reaffirmed by Vilnius Judge in Algirdas Paleckis Case” in, 18 January 2012.


“Mainstream Daily ‘Lietuvos rytas’: A New High-End Home for Antisemitism in Lithuania?” in, 16 January 2012.


“A Reconstructed Shtetl ― Minus its Jewish Component” in, 2 January 2012.


“The Atlas of Northeastern Yiddish: On the Status of Maps in Linguistic Research” by Giedrė Beconytė and Dovid Katz in Geodesy and Cartography, 37(3), 2011: 119-124.


“Detonation of the Holocaust in 1941: A Tale of Two Books” [review of Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands and Alexander PrusinThe Lands Between] by Dovid Katz in Journal of East European Jewish Affairs, vol. 41, no. 3, December 2011, pp. 207-221.


“Popular Daily has Full Front-Page Spread on ‘The Jews’” in, 22 December 2011.


“Lithuanian Ministry of Defense Honors ‘Lithuanian Activist Front’ (LAF) Nazi Collaborators” in, 19 December 2011.


“Mainstream Lithuanian News Portal,, Again Publishes Antisemitic ‘Ethnographic History’” in, 19 December 2011.


“‘Double Genocide’ Permeates Local Antisemitic Discourse in Report on Efraim Zuroff’s Operation Last Chance II in Berlin” in, 16 December 2011.


“Old Stones Speak to Young Pupils: Jewish Gravestones in a Vilnius School Yard. Photos by Richard Schofield” in, 12 December 2011.


“Manipulation?” [Letter to the Editor] in the Jerusalem Post, 28 November 2011.


“Hannah Rosenthal does it again” in the Algemeiner Journal, 25 November 2011.


“Open debate, open society, and secret societies” on, 9 November 2011.


“UNESCO vote reveals Lithuanian duplicity” in the Jerusalem Post, 3 November 2011.


“Understanding ‘Double Genocide’: a lethal new threat to Holocaust memory and honesty” in Centre News [Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, Australia], October 2011 [date on print edition: September 2011].


“Seven solutions for rapid and constructive transformation of Lithuanian-Jewish relations” on, October 2011.


“Hungarian National Day Celebration in Vilnius Celebrates Lithuanian ‘Forest Brother’; Two Local Fascists Invited” on, 24 October 2011.


“Head of History Institute, speaking at ‘Bloodlands’ event at the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, excoriates Holocaust survivors who joined the anti-Nazi partisans” on, 30 September 2011.


“Lithuanian foreign minister inserts red-brown discourse into Austrian extradition case” on, 28 September 2011.


“Lithuanian foreign ministry’s two versions: for a Jewish audience (not for publication) and for ‘General’ (proudly on website” on, 28 September 2011.


“Lithuanian foreign ministry gloats, as Yivo’s position continues to confuse” on, 23 September 2011.


“Yad Vashem withdraws invitation to Lithuanian minister over campaign against Joe Melamed; British parliamentarians move an ‘early day motion’; Melamed speaks eloquently at Yad Vashem, blasts efforts to glorify Holocaust perpetrators as ‘heroes’” on, 22 September 2011.


“Yivo director sends new circular to staff, refining Lithuanian government talking points; claims support of Veidlinger and Zipperstein for (inaccurate) public statement” on, 13 September 2011.


“Director of Yivo sends circular to staff, taking on the role of Manhattan office of Lithuanian government’s PR department; calls Holocaust survivors ‘helpless’ and ‘ageing’” on, 9 September 2011.


“Holocaust survivors from Lithuania protest Yivo’s decision to honor the foreign minister of Lithuania at Vilna Ghetto Commemoration” on, 6 September 2011.


“Lithuanian authorities initiated prosecution against another Holocaust survivor” on, 30 August 2011.


“Et tu, Yivo? Holocaust survivors jolted by plan for Lithuanian foreign minister to be ‘guest of honor’ at Vilna Ghetto commemoration” on, 28 August 2011.


“A scholar’s apt warning on ultranationalist abuse of history and historians” on, 28 August 2011.


“Mainstream Sajudis organization joins call for increased commemoration of local 1941 Holocaust perpetrators” on, 27 August 2011.


“Far right organization, led by Genocide Center’s ‘specialist’, publishes a list of enemies including advisor to the Lithuanian Jewish community” on, 29 July 2011.


“A Speech Never Spoken at Plungyán (Plungė)” on, 20 July 2011.


“The Denial that is Part of Holocaust Obfuscation: Second Day of the Lithuanian Parliament’s Conference” on, 30 June 2011.


“In Delirium of Obfuscation: First Day of the Lithuanian Parliament’s Conference on the 70th Anniversary of Hitler’s Attack on the USSR” on, 29 June 2011.


“Three Years Later: Neither Charged nor Cleared” on, 5 May 2011.


“This Year’s Yom Hashoah is Different” in Winnipeg Jewish Review.


Amy Shannon Liedy’s summary of Dovid Katz’s Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson Center) lecture in Washington DC, posted 25 April 2011.


“Freedom of Speech is Not ‘Pick and Choose’: On The Paleckis Trial in Vilnius” on, 14 April 2011.


“Has the Forward Association abandoned Elementary Ethics?” on, 3 April 2011.


“Right of Reply: Condemnation of Communism Does Not Require Submission to Double Genocide, Holocaust Obfuscation, or the Recent Deterioration in Civil Society and Free Speech in Lithuania” in Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, 7 March 2011.


“Lithuanian Jews, Holocaust Survivors, Specialists who Disagree with Lithuanian Government ― Shut Out of London Conference” on, 1 February 2011.


“When a ‘Human Rights Association’ Accepts and Repeats the Antisemitic Canards in Town” on, 3 January 2011.


“Why is the U.S. Silent on ‘Double Genocide’? While European countries have condemned the New Holocaust Revisionism in the Baltics, America shows no moral leadership” in the Guardian, 21 December 2010.


“An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Lithuania on the eve of his Visit to Israel” on, 15 December 2010.


“Conference Call. The Lithuanian Sponsors of a Holocaust Education Program have a Dark History of their own” in Tablet Magazine, 3 December 2010.


“The Real Friend is the One who tells you when Something is Wrong” on, 17 November 2010.


Review of David G. Roskies, Yiddishlands: A Memoir in East European Jewish Affairs (EEJA) vol. 40, no. 3.


[Reply to Barry Rubin in the Letters to the Editor section of the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, IV:3, 2010, pp 189-193.


“Why Red is Not Brown in the Baltics. Unhappily, Timothy Snyder’s historical reassessment of the Nazi-Soviet pact coincides with Baltic ultranationalist agendas” in The Guardian [Comment is Free, Cif America], 30 September 2010.



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 10: „גוים וואָס פאַרנעמען זיך מיט אידיש“: צי האָבן זיי וועלכע ניט איז ברייטערע התחייבותן לגבי אידישע פראַגן? אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 22טן סעפּטעמבער 2010, זז. זז. 1, 3, 6.

[“Chapters in Yiddish 10: Gentiles who become immersed in Yiddish: Do they have a moral responsibility regarding Jewish issues?” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 22 September 2010, pp. 3, 6.]



“Letter to the Editor” in The Baltic Times, 29 September 2010.

PDF of the 30 Sept print version:



“Time to Free Europe of this Poison” on Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism Foundation, 1 September 2010.



Lithuanian Jewish Culture, Baltos Lankos: Vilnius 2010, 400 pp. folio. Second revised and updated edition. In cooperation with Central European University.

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“Human rights — and Holocaust Obfuscation ― in the Baltic states (Response to Clifford J. Levy’s NY Times report)”, 16 August 2010, on HITB.



“Talking of Love in Yiddish” in Jewish Renaissance (London, vol. 9.4, p. 56).



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 9: (א) וועגן אי⸗מייל כנגד „בליצפּאָסט“; מאָבילנער טעלעפאָן כנגד „צעלקע“; לעפּטאָפּ כנגד „שויס⸗קאָמפּיוטער“ א.א.; (ב) דער אַנדערשדיקער גורל פון דער אידישער און דער העברעאישער ליטעראַטור בנוגע איבערזעצונגען אין אַנדערע שפּראַכן די לעצטע יאָרן; (ג) וועגן „מרת“. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 11טן יוני 2010, ז. 3.

[“Chapters in Yiddish 9: (a) On internationalisms vs. neologisms for the vocabulary of modern technology; (b) The differing fate of Yiddish and modern Hebrew literature in international translations in recent decades; (c) Moras as feminine of Reb” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 11 June 2010, p. 3]



“Contra Prague ’08: Declaration on Unequal and Unequatable Phenomena. A draft text for open discussion” on Holocaust in the Baltics.



אַ שדים⸗טאַנץ מיט סוואַסטיקאַס אין דער היינטיקער ליטע. אַ געריכט גיט איר אורטייל, אַז סוואַסטיקאַס זיינען „די היסטאָרישע ירושה פון ליטע און ניט קיין סימבאָלן פון נאַצישן דייטשלאַנד“. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 28טן מאַי 2010, זז. 1, 3.

[“A devil’s dance of swastikas: the decision of a Lithuanian court that swastikas are ‘the historical heritage of Lithuania and not symbols of Nazi Germany’” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 28 May 2010, pp. 1, 3]



“It is time for Cameron to Reject the EU Nutters” in the Jewish Chronicle (London), 27 May 2010.



“The Crime of Surviving” in Tablet Magazine, 3 May 2010.



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 8: (א) וועגן דעם „ליטווישן עי אין קיעווער געגנט“; (ב) סטליסטיק פון „איטלעכער“ און „יעטווידער“; (ג) סעמאַנטיק פון „געדאַנקען“, „מחשבות“, „רעיונות“ און „אידייען“; (ד) די שרייבונג פון „ניו יאָרק“ און „נואַרק“ אין כתובות און גיטין. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 23טן אַפּריל 2010, ז. 3.

[“Chapters in Yiddish 8: (a) On the ‘Lithuanian ey’ in the Kiev region; (b) Stylistics of ítlekher and yétvider; (c) semantics of gedánken, makhshóves, rayóynes and idéyen; (d) the spellings of ‘New York’ vs ‘Newark’ in contemporary marriage contracts and divorce writs” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 23 April 2010, p. 3]



Text restoration and typography of the text for section 1 of Moyshe Kulbak’s poem Vilne. In: Vilnius: Portrait of A City. Anthology of Photographs and Text, R. Paknys Publishing House: Vilnius 2010, p. 25.



צוויי מאַרשן אין אַ נאַצישן גייסט: אין צענטער פון ווילנע, און אין צענטער פון ריגע. ביידע זיינען לעגאַל סאַנקציאָנירט געוואָרן דורך דער לאָקאַלער מאַכט; ביידע ווערן אינגאַנצן איגנאָרירט דורך דער מערבדיקע וועלט. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 26טן מערץ 2010, זז. 1, 3.

[“Two marches in a Nazi spirit: in the city centers of Vilnius and Riga. Both sanctioned by the local authorities, and wholly ignored by the West” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 26 March 2010, pp. 1, 3]



“Jewish Community Shaken by Neo-Nazi March in Downtown Vilnius on Independence Day” in Algemeiner Journal [English section], 19 March 2010, p. 6.



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 7: (א) דער גענויער באַדייט פון ‘יסודותדיק’ אין וועלטלעכן און אין ישיבהשן אידיש; (ב) די מאָדע דרוקן אידיש מיטן פולן העברעאישן ניקוד; (ג) דער אידישער געשטאַלט פונעם נאָמען ‘אַסיאַ’. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 19טן מערץ 2010, ז. 3.

[“Chapters in Yiddish 7: (a) Semantic nuances of yesóydesdik in secular and haredi Yiddish; (b) the printing of Yiddish with full Hebrew vocalization; (c) Yiddish rendition of the name Asya” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 19 March 2010, p. 3]



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 6: פּרטים פון לשון. פראַגעס פון אַ 27 יאָריקן חסיד; די גלגולים פון די צען זין פון המן הרשע אין אידישן פאָלקלאָר. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 5טן מערץ 2010, ז. 3.

[“Chapters in Yiddish 6: (a) Questions of Yiddish stylistics from a 27 year old khosid; (b) the remaking of the ten sons of Haman in Yiddish folklore” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 5 March 2010, p. 3]



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 5: דער סוד פונעם אידישן טאַטו אין תל אביב און זיין ברייטערע באַדייטונג; פאַרוואָס אידישע פרויען⸗נעמען שטאַמען אָפּ אַ סך מאָל פון אַ ניט⸗לשון⸗קודשדיקן מקור. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 26טן פעברואַר 2010, ז. 3.

[“Chapters in Yiddish 5: (a) The secret of the Yiddish tattoo in Tel Aviv, and the wider cultural implications; (b) Why female forenames in Yiddish are more likely to be non-Semitic in origin” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 26 February 2010, p. 3]



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 4: שבתים און שבתות, און (להבדיל), שטותים און שטויות; דער „אידישער טאַטו“ אין תל אביב. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 12טן פעברואַר 2010, ז. 3.

]“Chapters in Yiddish 4: (a) shabosim and shaboses, and (in the same breath) shtusim and shtuyot; (b) The new Yiddish Tattoo in Tel Aviv” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 12 February 2010, p. 3]



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 3: היתכן, „די גאַס“ און... „אויפן גאַס“?; נייע ווערטער קענען אויך האָבן אַן אמתן אידישן חן; „שמענדריק“ און „שמערל“; ווי אַזוי ווינטשט מען אַנדערע צו „זייער“ נייעם יאָר? אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 22טן יאַנואַר 2010, ז. 3.

]“Chapters in Yiddish 3: (a) How could it be? di gas but afn gas? (b) New Words can sometimes acquire the authentic Yiddish spirit; (c) On shmendrik and Shmerl; (d) How to greet neighbors on their new year?” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 22 January 2010, p. 3]



Halting Holocaust Obfuscation. The Baltic Ultranationalists Rewriting East European History as an Equal Nazi-Soviet ‘Double Genocide’ must be Stopped” in the Guardian, 8 January 2010.



[Editor and publisher], Menke Katz, Land of Manna, Fairy Glen Press: Capelulo 2009, ii + 96 pp.



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 2: פון וואַנעט שטאַמט ‘משומד’?; בעסער אידיש אָן נקודות איידער ‘לאַטייניזירט’ מיט זיבן חנען. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 11טן דעצעמבער 2009, ז. 6.

]“Chapters in Yiddish 2: (a) Where does the word meshúmǝd come from? (b) Better Yiddish in Yiddish letters (even without the dots) than the fanciest transcription” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 11 December 2009, p. 6]  



קאַפּיטעלעך אידיש 1: מערב אידיש און מזרח אידיש; ‘אַ גוטן טאָג’. אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 27טן נאָוועמבער 2009, ז. 6.

[“Chapters in Yiddish 1: (a) Dating the Earliest Observations on Western vs. Eastern Yiddish; (b) A gutn tog in Yiddish” in Algemeyner Zhurnal, 27 November 2009, p. 6]  



Don’t let the Holocaust be written out of History” in the Washington Jewish Week, 30 December 2009.



Dovid Katz & Clemens Heni, “The Prague Declaration is Europe’s New Antisemitic Poison” in Algemeiner Journal, 4 December 2009, p 10. Revised version on WPK, 26 November 2009.




“Tories must Reject ‘Double Genocide’ proponents. Alliance with those who would Downgrade the Holocaust is a Grave Mistake” in The Jewish Chronicle, 27 November 2009 [online version: 30 November 2009].



“Cameron must end Tories’ Far-Right Fling” in The Irish Times, 31 October 2009.



“Yiddish, Without the Inhibitions” [review of Michael Wex, Yiddish Language and Culture in all its Moods] in The Jewish Chronicle, 9 October 2009. Online version 8 October at:



“On Three Definitions. Genocide; Holocaust Denial; Holocaust Obfuscation” in Leonidas Donskis (ed), A Litmus Test Case of Modernity. Examining Modern Sensibilities and the Public Domain in the Baltic States at the Turn of the Century [= Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe 5] Peter Lang: Bern et al 2009, pp. 259-277.



Seven Kingdoms of the Litvaks, International Cultural Program Center in cooperation with the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, Vilnius 2009, 61 pp.



“The Sounds of Silence of Jewish Lithuania” [preface] in Isaac Zibuts et al (eds), Sounds of Silence. Traces of Jewish Life in Lithuania, R. Paknio leidykla: Vilnius 2009, pp. 14-17 [also: consultant to the project]. Parallel Lithuanian edition (Tylos gausmas žydų gyvenimo pėdsakai Lietuvoje) with preface (pp. 14-17) translated by Tomas Venclova.



Founding editor of The Holocaust in the Baltics (website).



The entry “Elijah ben Solomon Zalman” in Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History, vol. 9, Academic International Press: Gulf Breeze, Florida 2009.



“‘Genocide Industry’ has Hidden Agenda” in The Irish Times, 30 May 2009, p. 15.



“Prague’s Declaration of Disgrace” in The Jewish Chronicle, 22 May 2009, p. 31.

“Shalóm, Shólem, Shólem-aléykhem…” in Jewish Renaissance, 8.2: 56 (January 2009).



Windows to a Lost Jewish Past: Vilna Book Stamps. Versus Aureus: Vilnius 2008, 100 pp.



“Jewish Cultural Correlates of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania” in Alfredas Bumblauskas, Šarūnas Liekis, Grigorijus Potašenko (eds), Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštijos tradicija ir paveldo “dalybos”, Vilniaus universiteto leidykla: Vilnius 2008, pp 169-204.



The entries “Ber Borokhov”, “Mordkhe Veynger”, “Yiddish”, in the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Yale University Press: New Haven & London 2008, pp 218-219; 1967-1968; 979-987.



“Yiddish as a Diaspora Language and its Future” in M. Avrum Ehrlich (ed), Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture, ABC-CLIO. Volume I: Themes and Phenomena, pp 193-197.



Draft maps from work in progress on Litvish: An Atlas of Northeastern Yiddish at:



Questionnaire for Litvish: An Atlas of Northeastern Yiddish at:



“One Bagel, Two Bagel, Three Bagel” in Jewish Renaissance, 7.2: 56 (January 2008).



„ניו⸗יאָרקער אידישער קינסטלער און פּאָעט יאָני פיין, וועלכער איז 95 יאָר אַלט, גיט אַרויס אַ נייעם באַנד פּאָעזיע“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 27טן פעב. 2008: 10-9.

[At 95, New York artist and poet Yoni Fain publishes a new book of Yiddish poetry]




„הונדערט יאָר טשערנאָוויץ“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 26טן סעפּט. 2008: 10-9.

[100th anniversary of the Chernowitz Yiddish Language Conference]

„רחל מרגלית, 86, קען ניט קומען אין איר היימשטאָט ווילנע, ווייל זי האָט געקעמפט קעגן די נאַציס“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 15טן אויגוסט 2008: 10-9.

[Rokhl Margolis, 86, cannot return to her hometown, Vilnius, because she was an anti-Nazi partisan]



„אַ נייע פּראַכט⸗אויסגאַבע אויף אידיש: דוב⸗בער קערלערס ירושלימער אַלמאַנאַך“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 8טן אויגוסט 2008: 9, 11.

[An exquisite new book in Yiddish: Dov-Ber Kerler’s Yerusholaymer almanakh]



„צום ערשטן יאָרצייט פונעם ‘אפּיקורסישן רב’ — שערווין וויין עʺה“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 1טן אויגוסט 2008: 10-9.

[On the first yortsayt of the “atheist rabbi” — in memory of Sherwin Wine]



„צי וועט עס די וועלט ווייטער פאַרשווייגן? די נייע, ‘קליגערע’ און געפערלעכע פאָרם פון חורבן⸗לייקענונג ווערט ערנסט באַטראַכט דורכן — אייראָפּעאישן פּאַרלאַמענט!“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 25טן יולי 2008: 10-9.

[Will the international community remain silent? The new ‘cleverer’ and dangerous form of Holocaust Denial gets consideration by the European Parliament!]




„דער גולם פון גלובאָק“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 16טן מאַי 2008: 10-9.

[The Golem of Glubok]




„דער דיבוק אין דרויע“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 28טן מערץ 2008: 8.

[The Dybbuk of Druya]




„איינשטיין פון סוויר“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 22טן פעברואַר 2008: 9.

[Einstein of Svir]




„אַ רייזע אין לאַטוויע“ אין „אַלגעמיינעם זשורנאַל“, 4טן יאַנואַר 2008: 9; 18טן יאַנואַר 2008: 9.

[A journey to Latvia];




„ווערטער וועגן ווערטער [1: ‘קאַטאָוועס’; 2: ‘וועגן אידיש און יידיש: אַ קאַפּיטל אידישע סימבאָלאָגיע’]“ אין „ירושלימער אַלמאַנאַך“ 28 (2008): 402 -417.

[Words on words. 1: katóvǝs; 2: On yidish and idish: a chapter of Yiddish symbology]




„צוויי דערציילונגען: דער משומד פון קלושאַן; השגחה פּרטיתר“ אין „ירושלימער אַלמאַנאַך“ 28 (2008): 184-166.

 [Two short stories: “The Convert of Klushan” & “Divine Providence”]