Aviya Kushner

Aviya Kushner is a Lecturer of Creative Writing at Columbia College of Chicago. She is the author of <i>And There Was Evening, And There Was Morning</i>.


Articles by Aviya Kushner

International Jewish Music

Jews have wandered the world over, and sometimes all that wandering gets packed into one song.

European Jewish Literature

The writings of Ashkenazic Jewry spans several languages and centuries.

Ladino Literature

Literature in Judeo-Spanish, the language of Sephardic Jews

Israel’s Vibrant Jewish Ethnic Mix

Just because Israel is a Jewish country doesn't mean all its Jews are the same.

Ladino Today

Is the language of Sephardic Jews, undergoing a revival?

Yiddish Revival

Once considered the language of an older generation, Yiddish is now being embraced by hip twenty- and thirty-somethings.