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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An Excerpt from Vetinok Lelamdo Sefer

An excerpt about hasidic yeshi­va edu­ca­tion and sec­u­lar stud­ies from Katle Kanye’s Vetinok Lelam­do Sefer.

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From the Depths

A sonorous trans­la­tion of a poem about the Lodz ghet­to by Cha­va Rosenfarb. 

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דער משפּט

The Judgment

A sin­is­ter chil­dren’s sto­ry by Joseph Opatoshu. 

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Selected Poems by Osher Shvartsman

A selec­tion of Osh­er Shvarts­man­’s poems trans­lat­ed into Eng­lish by Josh Price. 

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אַ באַנקעט פֿאַר יוסף ראָלניק

A Banquet for Joseph Rolnik

a snip­pet of Miri­am Karpilove’s snark

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Selections from Yidishe dikhterins

Rey­zl Grace MoChrid­he trans­lates three poems by Hinde Royt­blat and Dina Libkes, two Yid­dish authors with Kyiv con­nec­tions, select­ed from Ezra Kor­man’s Yidishe dikhterins anthol­o­gy (1928).

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An excerpt from Melekh Rav­it­sh’s mem­oirs on the Yid­dish writer’s encounter with Spin­oza­’s Ethics.

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די שלאַנג

The Snake

An excerpt from Yitzkhok Horow­itz’s Mayn Tatns Kretshme

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An excerpt from the play Gelt by Mor­ris Gisnet. 

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Lwowska Juderia

Lwów’s Jewish Quarter

Deb­o­ra Vogel’s 1935 essay, Lwows­ka Jud­e­ria, gives us a valu­able snap­shot of Lwów’s Jew­ish streets with an eye to the modern.