Ruth R. Wisse


  • Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities 2007 National Humanities Medalist
  • Author of The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey through Language and Culture– winner of a National Jewish Book Award, Jews and Power (Schocken) and The Schlemiel as Modern Hero.
  • Author of No Joke: Making Jewish Humor