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

טעריטאָריאַליזם במזומן אָדער אויף באָרג

Territorialism: In Cash or on Credit?

Polit­i­cal the­o­rist and Yid­dishist Chaim Zhit­lowsky weighs the deferred promise of ter­ri­to­ri­al­ism against the needs of present. 

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די ייִדיש־אַנאַרכיסטישע באַוועגונג אין אַמעריקע

The Jewish Anarchist Movement in America

This chap­ter from Joseph Cohen’s mem­oir offers a rare glimpse into the Amer­i­can Jew­ish Anar­chist cir­cles of the ear­ly twen­ti­eth century.

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וועגן דעם ווערט פֿון איבערזעצונגען

On the Worth of Translations

In this 1910 essay, Chaim Zhit­lowsky exam­ines how the trans­la­tion of works of world lit­er­a­ture into Yid­dish can be a way to estab­lish Yid­dish as a kul­tur-shprakh, a lan­guage as mod­ern and expres­sive as Euro­pean languages.