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

פּאַריז

Paris

Annabel Cohen trans­lates Abra­ham Sutzkev­er’s poem, Paris.”

Texts & Translation

יום־כּיפּור אין שול

Yom Kippur in Synagogue

Dov Green­wood trans­lates Avrom Liess­in’s haunt­ing poem about faith and fear on Yom Kippur. 

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וְהָיָה הָעולָם

New Creation

A new Yid­dish poem by Ber Kotler­man, com­posed on Mot­sei Sim­chat Torah 5784, and trans­lat­ed by Jes­si­ca Kirzane. 

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אַ קוש

A Kiss

A trans­la­tion of Celia Drop­kin’s A kush.” 

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צו מײַן ברודער אַבֿרהם רײזען

To My Brother Avrom Reisen

A trans­la­tion of Sarah Reisen’s poem to her broth­er, Avrom. 

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