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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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.

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אַ שטיקעלע ברויט

A Crumb of Bread

David Edelstadt

Translation by Zachary Groz

A new translation of David Edelshtat’s proletarian poem a shtikele broyt.

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אין דער צוקונפֿט־שטאָט עדעניאַ —3

In the Future City of Edenia (Part 3)

Kalman Zingman

Translation by Jordan Finkin

The third part of Zingman’s Futuristic Utopian Novella

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אין דער צוקונפֿט־שטאָט עדעניאַ —2

In the Future City of Edenia (Part 2)

Kalman Zingman

Translation by Jordan Finkin

The second part of Zingman’s Futuristic Utopian Novella

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אין דער צוקונפֿט־שטאָט עדעניאַ —1

In the Future City of Edenia (Part 1)

Kalman Zingman

Translation by Jordan Finkin

Zingman’s Futuristic Utopian Novella

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ייִדישע שטעטלעך פֿון פּוילן

Jewish Towns of Poland

Chaim Grade

Translation by Julian Levinson

The opening section of a Grade’s collection Shayn fun farloshene shtern (Shine of Extinguished Stars, 1950).

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ייִדישיסטן

Yiddishists

Der Tunkeler

Translation by Ri J. Turner

A humoristic monologue from Der Tunkeler about Yiddishism.

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שאַך־מאַט

Checkmate

Mordkhe Wolfshaut-Dinkes

Translation by Jonah S. Boyarin

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

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מועתק בלשונו הק׳

In His Holy Idiom

R. Aaron of Karlin

Translation by Joshua Schwartz

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דער רבי ר' בעריש בעל־תּשובֿה פֿון קראָקע

The Rebbe R. Berish Bal-tshuve of Krakow

Meir Bałaban

Translation by Avinoam J. Stillman

1931 newspaper article by the Polish Jewish historian Meir Bałaban concerning the curious Hasidic figure known as Berish Bal-tshuve

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