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Ruth R Wisse

Ruth R. Wisse was Professor of Yiddish literature and Comparative Literature at Harvard University from 1993-2014 and before that, helped found the Jewish Studies Department at McGill University. Currently a senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund and recipient of its Herzl Prize, she has written widely on cultural and political subjects for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, National Affairs , and other publications. Her books include The Schlemiel as Modern Hero, The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey...See more