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Yiddish Literature

“Der Bund in Bilder, 1957-1897” (The Bund in images, 1957-1897), download it and read it for free in Yiddish and/or English

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Jewish labor organizing wasn’t limited to the United States. In 1897, organizers meeting in Minsk founded the Jewish Labor Bund to champion the rights of Jewish workers in Russia and…

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July 15, 1913: Avrom Sutskever, great Yiddish poet, is born

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(1913–2010), Yiddish poet. Born in Smorgon’, a small industrial city southeast of Vilna, Avrom Sutzkever spent his early childhood in Omsk, Siberia, where his parents took refuge from the invading German…

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Yiddish Children’s Songs of Y. L. Peretz and Moses Milner

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Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum. This program is supported,…

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Listen to the first chapter of Harry Potter in Yiddish

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דעם ערשטן קאַפּיטל „הערי פּאָטער“ אויף ייִדיש קען מען איצט הערן אָנלײַן בחינום. דעם טעקסט פֿונעם פּאָפּולערן ראָמאַן לייענט פֿאָר דער איבערזעצער פֿונעם ראָמאַן אַרעלע ווישוואַנאַט אַליין. כאָטש ער רעציטירט די נאַראַציע…

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This Sunday – Sholem Aleichem Would Have Loved This!

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International Yiddish Event Live Online! Sholem Aleichem From Every Continent! When he passed away in 1916, Sholem Aleichem, the most beloved Yiddish writer of all time, requested in his will…

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May 13,1916: The great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem died

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Solomon Naumovich (Sholom Nohumovich) Rabinovich (Russian: Соломо́н Нау́мович (Шо́лом Но́хумович) Рабино́вич) was born in 1859 in Pereiaslav and grew up in the nearby shtetl (small town with a large Jewish…

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February 19, 1997: Leo Rosten, author of “Joys Of Yiddish”, dies at age 88

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Leo Rosten, the author of The Joys of Yiddish and numerous other popular, witty and erudite books, died on this date in 1997 in New York City at age 88. Rosten earned…

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Mazel tov: First edition of Yiddish ‘Harry Potter’ sells out in less than 48 hours

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Less than 48 hours after the Yiddish edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” translated by Arun Viswanath, became available for pre-order, the book sold out its first print…

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“Coming to America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries—Yiddish Literature in Translation

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Join us as we kick off a special five-part book discussion series focusing on the immigrant experience through the lens of Yiddish literature. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America”…

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“Harry Potter” series receives official Yiddish translation

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Harry Potter Un Der Filosofisher Shteyn This translation would not have been possible if not for the efforts of four committed colleagues: Yankl-Peretz Blum, whose linguistic guidance significantly leveled up…

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