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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אַ באַנקעט פֿאַר יוסף ראָלניק

A Banquet for Joseph Rolnik

a snip­pet of Miri­am Karpilove’s snark

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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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חנניה, מישאל ועזריה בתוך כּבֿשן־האש

Ḥananiah, Mishael and Azariah in the Fiery Furnace (The Daniel-Shpil)

A new trans­la­tion of a purim-shpil per­formed by the Bobover Hasidim in New York in 1987 with audio and pho­tographs of the per­for­mance offers a unique glimpse into con­tem­po­rary hasidic culture.