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.

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ביאָגראַפֿיע פֿון "אחד הרבנים המרגישים"

Biography of “One of the Sensitive Rabbis” (Part 1)

Aaron Shmuel Tamares

Translation by Ri J. Turner

An autobiographical essay of Rabbi Aaron Shmuel Tamares, AKA “One of the Sensitive Rabbis”

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Poll: The Occupational Hazards of Yiddish Translation

The Editors

A poll for translators of all kinds, eagle-eyed readers of translations, and inveterate kibitzers.

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דער דיבוק אין קריזיס־געשטאַלט

The Dybbuk In The Form Of A Crisis

Yosl Cutler

Translation by Michael Shapiro

No, not Sh. An-Ski’s classic Dybbuk, but Yosl Cutler’s parody version, with sharp-tongued satire, a host of illustrious cameos, and puppets.

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אין צײַט פֿון פֿאַרנומענעם פּױלן

In Occupied Poland

Moyshe Aftergut

Translation by Shifra Epstein

A summary of the first pirem-shpil or “Purim play” written, produced and performed by Bobover Hasidim in the United States after the Second World War.

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אַ ייִדישע היסטאָריקערין פֿון לובלין

A Jewish Historian from Lublin

Jacob Glatstein

Translation by Sunny Yudkoff and Saul Noam Zaritt

Jacob Glatstein reminisces about the spa town of Nałęczów and about Bella Mandelsberg, a young historian he met there.

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דער מאַרש צו די גױים

The March to the Goyim

Jacob Glatstein

Translation by Saul Noam Zaritt

A no-holds-barred essay from Jacob Glatstein on publishing, translation, and world literature.

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מײַן פֿאָטער

My Father

Aaron Zeitlin

Translation by Nathan Wolski

Aaron Zeitlin’s poem about his father, Hillel Zeitlin

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לידער פֿון טאָגבוך

Three poems from Poems from my Diary

Abraham Sutzkever

Translation by Maia Evrona

Three poems from Abraham Sutzkever’s collection Poems from My Diary.

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"איר שמייכל", "אַ מענטש"

"Her Smile" and "A Man"

Anna Margolin

Translation by Joseph Kary

New translations of two poems from Anna Margolin’s lider.