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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דרײַ לידער

Three Poems

Three poems by Sarah Reisen. 

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The Yiddish Life of Chaim Soutine (1893-1943): New Materials

A selec­tion of short texts shed­ding light on the biog­ra­phy of artist Chaim Sou­tine, trans­lat­ed and with an intro­duc­to­ry essay by Ofer Dynes.

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באַגעגעניש מיט מרדכי געבירטיג

At Home with Mordecai Gebirtig

An extract from Rach­mil Bryks’ mem­oir The Fugi­tives (New York, 1975)

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פֿעלד־קינדער

Children of the Field: A Passover Tale for the Year of #SederinPlace

A Passover tale of pro­tec­tive seclu­sion and ulti­mate hope.

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שרעק

Fear

A Short sto­ry from author, edi­tor and activist Chana Blankshteyn.

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A Survey of New Jewish Literature

A 1921 arti­cle about Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture by Chi­nese schol­ar Mao Dun, which has served as a foun­da­tion­al piece for Yid­dish Stud­ies in China.

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דרײַ לידער

Three Poems

Three poems by Leyb Kvitko from his 1919 col­lec­tion, Trit.

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פֿון לאַנד שװינדזוכט

From The Land of Consumption

Shloyme Gilbert’s haunt­ing, atmos­pher­ic vignette based on his own expe­ri­ences in a sanatorium. 

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די באַלאַדע פֿון מײַן אומעט

My Tale of Woe

Moyshe-Leyb Halpern’s mor­bid, post­mod­ernist bal­lad in a new, cre­ative trans­la­tion by Michael Shapiro. 

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בײַטאָג אױפֿן אַלטן מאַרק

A Day in the Old Market

An Extract from Yakov Leshchin­sky’s Di ekonomishe lage fun Yidn in Poyln.

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