In Zikh, 1919

Updated: Jul 27, 2018

“We are ‘Jewish poets’ simply because we are Jews and we write in Yiddish….One does not need any particular ‘Jewish themes.’…It is not the poet’s task to seek and show his Jewishness. Whoever is interested to this endeavor is welcome to it, and whoever looks for Jewishness in Yiddish poets will find it” (780). - 1919 In Zikh manifesto