The academic annual Tsaytshrift (צייַטשריפֿט) is the only journal dedicated to Jewish studies in Belarus. The first issue was presented at EHU’s Conference “Social Sciences, Humanities and Higher Education in Eastern Europe since 1991” in June 2011The annual addresses research questions specific to Belarusian and Eastern European Jewish studies while situating this scholarship within the broader context of emerging trends in the humanities at the turn of the 21st century. The editorial board considers the annual a continuation of the tradition of Jewish studies established by its forerunner—the earlier Tsaytshrift that was published in Minsk from 1926 to 1931.

The editors hope that Tsaytshrift will inspire and promote Jewish studies in Belarus as well as in other post-Soviet states and Eastern Europe. Contributors include Alexandra Polyan, a research assistant at Moscow State University’s Institute for Asian and African Studies; Velvl Chernin, a Yiddish poet and famous researcher of Yiddish literature who helped with the Yiddish section of the journal; Deborah Yalen, an assistant professor at Colorado State University specializing in Jewish-Russian history who edited the English articles; and Vilma Gradinskaitė, a researcher at the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum and lecturer at Vilnius University.


Tsaytshrift (1) 2011 (2,492.17 KB)
Tsaytshrift (2) 2012 (1,512.55 KB)
Tsaytshrift (3) 2013 (3,007.93 KB)
Tsaytshrift (4) 2014 (3,713.56 KB)
Tsaytshrift (5) 2014 (5,125.80 KB)
Tsaytshrift (6) 2019 (7,240.59 KB)
Tsaytshrift (7) 2020 (39,016.17 KB)
Tsaytshrift (8) 2021 (7,296.09 KB)
Tsaytshrift (9) 2023 (23,253.74 KB)