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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אױסלאַנד: מײַנע באַגעגענישן

Abroad: My Encounters

Extract from Mok­doni’s mem­oir recount­ing his mem­o­ries of Rab­bi Yaakov Meir Zalkind. 

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אַ שטיקעלע ברויט

A Crumb of Bread

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)

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)

The sec­ond part of Zing­man’s Futur­is­tic Utopi­an Novella 

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ייִדישע שטעטלעך פֿון פּוילן

Jewish Towns of Poland

The open­ing sec­tion of a Grade’s col­lec­tion Shayn fun far­loshene shtern (Shine of Extin­guished Stars, 1950).

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ייִדישיסטן

Yiddishists

A humoris­tic mono­logue from Der Tunkel­er about Yiddishism.

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שאַך־מאַט

Checkmate

An extract from Mord­khe Wolf­shaut-Dinkes’s holo­caust memoir.

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דער רבי ר' בעריש בעל־תּשובֿה פֿון קראָקע

The Rebbe R. Berish Bal-tshuve of Krakow

1931 news­pa­per arti­cle by the Pol­ish Jew­ish his­to­ri­an Meir Bała­ban con­cern­ing the curi­ous Hasidic fig­ure known as Berish Bal-tshuve

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