Mikhail Krutikov, Slavic chair and professor, now has a collection of Yiddish essays titled “Between Lines: Notes on Jewish Culture” published in Israel with the Contemporary Yiddish Literature series. It includes a selection of forty short essays, selected from more than one thousand pieces which appeared over the past twenty years in his column in Forward, the world’s oldest Yiddish newspaper. The essays are grouped thematically into four parts: (Post) Soviet, Towns Big and Small, World and Worldliness, and American. They include book reviews, reflections on Yiddish literature and culture, and new discoveries in the history of Yiddish literature.