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

ייִדן און ייִדיש

Essays on Yiddishism

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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דער גורל פֿון אונדזערע ייִדישיסטישע שולן

The Fate of Our Yiddishist Schools (Part 1)

Solomon Simon’s insider’s view of the cri­sis in the Yid­dish schools fol­low­ing World War II

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דער גורל פֿון אונדזערע ייִדישיסטישע שולן

The Fate of Our Yiddishist Schools (Part 2)

Part 2 of Solomon Simon’s insider’s view of the cri­sis in the Yid­dish schools fol­low­ing World War II.

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ייִדישיסטן

Yiddishists

A humoris­tic mono­logue from Der Tunkel­er about Yiddishism.

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