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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צװיי לידער

Two Poems

"I'll Take Off My Shoes" and "Abraham Our Father Takes Isaac to the Sacrifice" by Itzik Manger.

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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.

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די ייִדישע יוניאָנס אין אַמעריקע

The Jewish Unions in America

Bernard Wein­stein’s mem­oir recount­ing the his­to­ry of Jew­ish labor unions in the Unit­ed States.

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מײַן שטעטל קאָצק

Kock, My Town

Motl Siemi­aty­ck­i’s Mem­oirs from the Kock Yizkor book.

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ביאָגראַפֿיע פֿון "אחד הרבנים המרגישים"

Biography of “One of the Sensitive Rabbis” (Part 3)

The third part of an auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal essay of Rab­bi Aaron Shmuel Tamares, AKA One of the Sen­si­tive Rabbis” 

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ביאָגראַפֿיע פֿון "אחד הרבנים המרגישים"

Biography of “One of the Sensitive Rabbis” (Part 2)

The sec­ond part of an auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal essay of Rab­bi Aaron Shmuel Tamares, AKA One of the Sen­si­tive Rabbis” 

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ביאָגראַפֿיע פֿון "אחד הרבנים המרגישים"

Biography of “One of the Sensitive Rabbis” (Part 1)

An auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal essay of Rab­bi Aaron Shmuel Tamares, AKA One of the Sen­si­tive Rabbis”

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דער דיבוק אין קריזיס־געשטאַלט

The Dybbuk In The Form Of A Crisis

No, not Sh. An-Ski’s clas­sic Dyb­buk, but Yosl Cut­ler’s par­o­dy ver­sion, with sharp-tongued satire, a host of illus­tri­ous cameos, and puppets. 

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Yiddish Literature 100% Translated

Break­ing News: Stop Translating! 

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אין צײַט פֿון פֿאַרנומענעם פּױלן

In Occupied Poland

A sum­ma­ry of the first pirem-shpil or Purim play” writ­ten, pro­duced and per­formed by Bobover Hasidim in the Unit­ed States after the Sec­ond World War. 

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