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A Focus On Voices from the Vault

Our Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Library is a treasure trove of interviews, lectures, and other special events recorded at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal between 1953 and 2005. Read the fascinating story of how this collection came to the Yiddish Book Center in an article from Pakn Treger—then listen to just some of the riches to be found there: a 1980 talk by novelist Amos Oz, and recordings from a 1959 evening in honor of poet Avrom Sutzkever.


Handpicked Michael Yashinsky

A humble, happy little goat is the symbol of our Center. Michael Yashinsky, the Yiddish Book Center’s Applebaum Senior Fellow, pays homage to him and those of his feathered and furry friends who frolic among our collections. Come, take a seat beside him on a golden peacock as it goes for a whirl around this Yiddish literary carousel.