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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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.

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Erasing the Written, Rewriting the Erased: A Fragmented and Imperfect Tribute to Vogel

Zackary Sholem Berg­er ren­ders two poems by Vogel anew via the poet­ic method of trans­la­tion-era­sure, reveal­ing through dis­tor­tion the con­tours that lead from lan­guage to lan­guage across the decades. 

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An Excerpt from Mississippi

An excerpt from Leyb Malakh’s Yid­dish-lan­guage play enti­tled Mis­sis­sip­pi, which was writ­ten and per­formed for the first time in War­saw in 1935.

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Selections from Neger-Dikhtung in Amerike (Negro-Poetry in America)

Eli Rosen­blatt intro­duces three poems by African Amer­i­can women poets of the Harlem Renais­sance, trans­lat­ed into Yid­dish by Robert Magid­off for the 1936 anthol­o­gy Neger-Dikhtung in Amer­i­ca (Negro-Poet­ry in Amer­i­ca), pub­lished in Moscow.

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A Life in Peril (Scenes from the South)

A short vignette, tak­en from a col­lec­tion of children’s lit­er­a­ture pub­lished in 1933, explor­ing anti-Black violence.

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גאָרנישט

“Gurnisht” Nothing

Zvee Scool­er’s mas­ter­piece on noth­ing at all.

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Tsilke the Wild: Part 18

A seri­al­ized trans­la­tion of Zus­man Segalovit­sh’s 1922 nov­el.
Part 18 of 18 instalments.

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Tsilke the Wild: Part 17

A seri­al­ized trans­la­tion of Zus­man Segalovit­sh’s 1922 nov­el.
Part 17 of 18 instalments.

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Tsilke the Wild: Part 16

A seri­al­ized trans­la­tion of Zus­man Segalovit­sh’s 1922 nov­el.
Part 16 of 18 instalments.

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Tsilke the Wild: Part 15

A seri­al­ized trans­la­tion of Zus­man Segalovit­sh’s 1922 nov­el.
Part 15 of 18 instalments.

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