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.

Text & Translation

פּאָגראָמען אין אוקראַיִנע : די צײַט פֿון דער פֿרײַװיליקער אַרמײ

The Pogroms in Ukraine: the Period of the Volunteer Army

Nokhem Shtif

Translation by Maurice Wolfthal

Excepts from Nokhem Shtif’s accounts of pogroms in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War.

Text & Translation

ייִדן און ייִדיש

Essays on Yiddishism

Nokhem Shtif

Translation by Maurice Wolfthal

Best known for his call to found a university-level institution devoted to Ashkenazic culture, which helped to lead to the founding of YIVO, Nokhem Shtif develops his arguments for Yiddishism in these excerpts from his 1920 work, “Yiddish and the Jews.”

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