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Joe Gets Suspended from the Union

May is Short Story Month. Here, from our new Pakn Treger Translation Issue, is Y. Y. Zevin's story "Joe the Waiter," translated from Yiddish by Dan Setzer. 

Peretz’s Theatrical Works: “A Night in the Old Marketplace”

The great classical Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz died one hundred years ago this month. Here, scholar Ruth Wisse talks about his work.

We Can’t Predict When the Next Emergency Will Come, But We Can Act Now to Be Ready for It

An appeal from President Aaron Lansky to support the Yiddish Book Center's emergency book-recovery efforts around the world

Meet a Zamler

It's always special when one of the Center's volunteer book collectors comes by for a visit.

"Echoes from the Borscht Belt"

An exhibit of Marisa Scheinfeld's evocative images documenting what has become of the once-thriving vacation spot opens at the Center in April.

A Grandfather's Stories

A recent visitor to the Yiddish Book Center sought—and found—a special book on the shelves.

2015 Pakn Treger Translation Issue

In our latest digital translation issue of Pakn Treger, you'll find Yiddish prose, poetry, and drama newly translated into English.