Ruth R. Wisse

Spotlight:

  • 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

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