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Yiddish Literature

“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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David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,”

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David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12 (1996): 55-77. Read full report in PDF,…

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Yiddish language and literature, with special focus on Prague

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For centuries Yiddish was the vernacular of Ashkenazi Jews, and Prague a widely known center of Jewish culture and the Yiddish language. But what is Yiddish? How and where did it…

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Perets Markish: Making the Bolshevik Revolution a Jewish One Through Yiddish

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And all of a sudden, Markish interrupted in his bass voice that in moments of passion became a heroic tenor: “We shall host a literary event that will makethe whole…

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