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.

Texts & Translation

משיח אין אַמעריקע

Messiah in America

An exclu­sive extract from Moyshe Nadir’s 1932 satire, Mes­si­ah in America.

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נישגוט־לאַפּיטוט האָט פֿאַרלױרן דעם מוט

Goblin Nogood Has Run Out of Clout

A new translation of Jacob Glatstein's powerful and playful 1943 children's poem.

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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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בינטשע די צדקתטע אָדער די אײַנגעפֿאַלענע באָד

Bintshe the Tsadeykeste or The Demolished Bathhouse

A new trans­la­tion of a nine­teenth cen­tu­ry chap­book detail­ing the com­ic adven­tures of a woman named Bintshe and her mis­sion to save a dilap­i­dat­ed bathhouse.