Chava Rosenfarb: The Yiddish Woman Writer in the Post-Holocaust World

Goldie Morgentaler


Chava Rosenfarb has been considered one of the great Yiddish
writers of her generation. But because she has written primarily
in Yiddish, her name and work are hardly known to English-speaking
readers, despite the fact that she has lived in
Canada for over 50 years. This essay gives an overview of
Rosenfarb’s life and career, suggesting that it is as a Yiddish
writer rather than as a woman that Rosenfarb has felt most
discriminated against.

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