Pakn Treger

Number 69
Summer 2014 / 5774

Pakn Treger: The Magazine Of The Yiddish Book Center


Debra Caplan tells the story of the Vilna Troupe, a "motley group of teenaged amateur performers, Jewish war refugees, and out-of-work Russian actors of Jewish descent" who went on to revolutionize the theater world.
A conversation with Joel Berkowitz, America's foremost historian and observer of Yiddish theater
In this installment of her regular column, Asya Vaisman Schulman considers the role of gefilte fish in Jewish cuisine—and the "gefllte fish line" that divides connoisseurs.  

2014 / 5774
An English language anthology of newly translated Yiddish prose, poetry, and drama.
Fall 2013 / 5774
Exploring the topic of education – from an account of the earlier “Cheder Years” to a feature about Yiddish learning

Summer 2013 / 5773
The Food Issue
The first annual Translation Issue of Pakn Treger, the magazine of the Yiddish Book Center.

Fall 2012/5773
Meet some of the Yiddish Pioneers featured in this issue of the Pakn Treger - from Yiddish farmers to a computational Yiddish linguist.  
Summer 2012 / 5772
John Marchese reports on the spirited conference of nearly 100 minds discussing the future of Yiddish translation, and David Mazower recounts the relationship between Sholem Asch and his translators.

Fall 2011 / 5772
Aaron Lansky lays out a "Road Map" for the Yiddish Book Center; David Mazower explores inscriptions that are as interesting as the books they're written in, and we explore a treasure trove...
Summer 2011 / 5771
A Fellow describes how she and her colleagues save a writer's library; David Mazower explores Yiddish micrography; and Aaron Lansky makes the case for restoring the other half of Jewish identity.

Fall 2010/ 5771
From the "Vilde khaye" of Maurice Sendak, to Yiddish in the Canadian Bible Belt.
Spring 2010 / 5771
The spring/summer issue features an article on artist, Samuel Bak; a survey about the language of Jews in America; a reflection on the life of Abraham Sutzkever, and more.