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Noticing a Looser Class System in America Versus Germany

For the Fourth of July: Hans Herda, a Yiddish Book Center volunteer, talks about opportunity in the U.S., where "you can be a bookkeeper's son and become a professor." From our Wexler Oral History Project.

"Yidstock" - Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-stars with Eleanor Reissa live from Yidstock 2014

At Yidstock 2014, Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-stars with Eleanor Reissa surprised the audience with an original Yiddish and English take on a familiar song about another famous music festival that ends in "stock." What surprises are in store at this year's Yidstock? Join us July 16-19 to find out. 

From Generation to Generation

A visitor brings by special books from her great-grandfather's collection

Unruly Language: Czernowitz at 100

This year marks the centennial of the death of Yiddish poet and playwright I.L. Peretz. Here, a speech he gave in 1908 at the First Yiddish Language Conference in Czernowitz, Bukovina, along with an analysis by Center bibliographer Catherine Madsen.

"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.

Hilltown Families Features the Yiddish Book Center

The popular western Massachusetts website highlighted learning opportunities at the Center. 

What's Hot for June: Tent: The List

Interested in the latest in contemporary Jewish culture? Check out Tent: The List.

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