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A Focus On Women Translators

August is Women in Translation Month—what better time to highlight the work of female literary translators who are helping bring Yiddish literature to readers of English? Read here a short story by writer and actress Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn, translated by Allison Posner ; Maia Evrona’s translation of two poems by Avrom Sutzkever; and a story by Abraham Karpinowitz, translated by Helen Mintz, a former Yiddish Book Center translation fellow.


Handpicked Christa Whitney

For your beach reading and road trip listening pleasure: add a bisl Yiddish to your summer with some favorite picks from and about Yiddish writers—famous and less so—selected by Wexler Oral History Project Director Christa Whitney.