On Sunday, March 27, I was one of 146 people representing someone who had been killed in the Triangle Factory Fire of 1911. All week, New York bustled with events commemorating the tragedy and the reforms that followed; I went to two of them. The first was “The Cloth From Which We Are Cut,”...
A velt mit veltelekh: The Worlds of Yiddish Culture explores the many facets of modern Yiddish language, literature, and culture.
Drawing on the Center’s own collection of one million Yiddish books, the main display, Unquiet Pages, examines the fascinating contents of Yiddish novels, plays, poetry, memoirs, and reportage. In another gallery, “Sholem-bayes: The American Jewish Home” takes a lively look at how the Jewish home has been depicted in literature and related mediums. The Kinder-vinkl introduces visitors to the origins, sounds, appearance and uses of the Yiddish language. A Yiddish print shop presents traditional printing equipment on which Yiddish newspapers and other common materials were produced.
Unquiet Pages was made possible through a generous grant by the David Berg Foundation.