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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אַ בריוו צו בני־יבֿנה

A Letter to the Members of Yavneh

Trans­la­tions of two let­ters by Zeitlin about Yavneh, one in Yid­dish from 1925 and one in Ara­ma­ic from 1928

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וואָס איז יבֿנה?

What is Yavneh?

A new­ly dis­cov­ered, undat­ed man­u­script signed by Hil­lel Zeitlin, in which he describes suc­cinct­ly and clear­ly the nature of Yavneh and its intend­ed function.

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געבאָטן פֿאַר יעדן עכטן אָנהענגער פֿון „יבֿנה“

Admonitions for Every True Member of Yavneh

An excerpt from a pri­vate­ly pub­lished pam­phlet called Di teyve (די תּבֿה) that appeared in 1924, which out­lined the goals and prin­ci­ples of the Yavneh group.

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(וואָס וויל יבֿנה? (דיאַלאָג

What Does Yavneh Want? (A Dialogue)

An excerpt from a pri­vate­ly pub­lished pam­phlet called Di teyve (די תּבֿה) that appeared in 1924, which out­lined the goals and prin­ci­ples of the Yavneh group.

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צו אַלע די, וואָס ווילן בויען „יבֿנה“

To All Those Who Want to Build Yavneh (Part 2)

The fol­low­ing essay details the pro­posed con­crete steps for the for­ma­tion of Yavneh, a move­ment for the spir­i­tu­al regen­er­a­tion of Judaism and world Jew­ry, pub­lished in Der moment in 1923.

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“צו אַלע די, וואָס ווילן בויען „יבֿנה

To All Those Who Want to Build Yavneh (Part 1)

The fol­low­ing essay details the pro­posed con­crete steps for the for­ma­tion of Yavneh, a move­ment for the spir­i­tu­al regen­er­a­tion of Judaism and world Jew­ry, pub­lished in Der moment in 1923.

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גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 3)

The fol­low­ing essay by Zeitlin is part three of his orig­i­nal call for the for­ma­tion of an elite Jew­ish spir­i­tu­al fra­ter­ni­ty, pub­lished in Der moment in 1923.

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גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 2)

The fol­low­ing essay by Zeitlin is part two of his orig­i­nal call for the for­ma­tion of an elite Jew­ish spir­i­tu­al fra­ter­ni­ty, pub­lished in Der moment in 1923

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גרויסער רוף פֿון דער שעה

The Great Call of the Hour (Part 1)

The fol­low­ing essay by Zeitlin is part one of his orig­i­nal call for the for­ma­tion of an elite Jew­ish spir­i­tu­al fra­ter­ni­ty, pub­lished in Der moment in 1923.

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קיביאַ

Qibya

A new trans­la­tion of Jacob Glat­stein’s 1956 poem about the Qibya affair.” 

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