Texts & Translations

New translations into English of Yiddish language materials including poetry, stories, essays, and archival materials of all kinds. Original Yiddish texts are presented in a standardized orthography and are fully searchable.

Texts & Translation

דער פֿערציקיעריקער מאַן

The Forty-Year-Old Man

New trans­la­tions of four sec­tions from Mark­ish’s book-length mod­ernist poem. 

Texts & Translation

מידת־הדין

Harsh Judgment

Mides hadin (1929) is one of David Bergelson’s most inno­v­a­tive and exper­i­men­tal works. An aura of mys­tery infus­es the open­ing chap­ter: three rid­ers go out on an evening patrol that seems more like dream than reality.

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