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.

Texts & Translation

Taytsh-Rope Walking: The Occupational Hazards of Yiddish Translation

In an effort to pool the col­lec­tive wis­dom of its read­er­ship In geveb reg­u­lar­ly con­ducts polls on var­i­ous top­ics. This time we have asked the trans­la­tors to weigh in.

Texts & Translation

דער מאַרש צו די גױים

The March to the Goyim

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

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בינטשע די צדקתטע אָדער די אײַנגעפֿאַלענע באָד

Bintshe the Tsadeykeste or The Demolished Bathhouse

A new trans­la­tion of a nine­teenth cen­tu­ry chap­book detail­ing the com­ic adven­tures of a woman named Bintshe and her mis­sion to save a dilap­i­dat­ed bathhouse.