“Memoir”

Text & Translation

אױסלאַנד: מײַנע באַגעגענישן

Abroad: My Encounters

A. Mokdoni

Translation by Hayyim Rothman

Extract from Mokdoni's memoir recounting his memories of Rabbi Yaakov Meir Zalkind.

Text & Translation

שאַך־מאַט

Checkmate

Mordkhe Wolfshaut-Dinkes

Translation by Jonah S. Boyarin

An extract from Mordkhe Wolfshaut-Dinkes's holocaust memoir.

Review

“The Worst Good Idea Ever”? The Birobidzhan Project and Soviet Jewish Culture

Natalie Belsky

Masha Gessen's new book explores the history of the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan through the story of David Bergelson and Simon Dubnow, whose thought and writing influenced its development.

Text & Translation

מײַן שטעטל קאָצק

Kock, My Town

Motl Siemiatycki

Translation by Helen Mintz

Motl Siemiatycki's Memoirs from the Kock Yizkor book.

Text & Translation

די ייִדיש־אַנאַרכיסטישע באַוועגונג אין אַמעריקע

The Jewish Anarchist Movement in America

Joseph Cohen

Translation by Emil Kerenji

This chapter from Joseph Cohen's memoir offers a rare glimpse into the American Jewish Anarchist circles of the early twentieth century.