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A Focus On I. L. Peretz

We mark Peretz’s centennial by illuminating the many sides of the father of modern Yiddish literature. When Sholem Aleichem named Mendele Moykher-Sforim the zeyde, or grandfather, of Yiddish literature—impishly casting himself as the eynikl, or grandson—there was only one slot left in the family tree for Peretz: the father figure, never the doting tate but the imposing foter.


Handpicked Josh Lambert

Josh Lambert, the Yiddish Book Center's academic director, shares some of his favorite finds from the Center's collections.