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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וועגן דער מאָהליווער שול: זכרונות

On the Mogilev Shul: Recollections

El Lissitzky

Translation by Madeleine Cohen

Recollections of a visit to a wooden synagogue in Mogilev by the great modernist artist El Lissitzky.

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מאַקס ליבערמאַן

Max Liebermann

Rachel Wischnitzer

Translation by Sophie Duvernoy

Milgroym founder Rachel Wischnitzer’s portrait of painter Max Liebermann (1847–1935) on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.

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אַ שאלה

A Problem

Joseph Opatoshu

Translation by Zeke Levine and Raphael Halff

Short story from Milgroym issue 6

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אַ סוד

A Secret

Joseph Opatoshu

Translation by Daniel Kennedy

Short story from Milgroym issue 4

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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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