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Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: “Refusing a Painting From Chagall?!”

Norman Feinberg laments his missed opportunity to inherit a Chagall print in this week's Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt from the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: "Refusing a Painting From Chagall?!?"

Our Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt is an oldie but a goodie. Norman Feinberg laments his father,the Yiddish journalist Leon Feinberg, having passed on a gift from Marc Chagall.

From the Yiddish Book Center's Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Among the highlights recently scanned for the Digital Yiddish Library are a children's primer, a 1949 atlas complete with foldouts and illustrations, and a biography of Lenin.

Weekly Bite of Yiddishkayt: Remembering Adrienne Cooper z''l

In memoriam of Adrienne Cooper z''l, we share a clip from our interview with her and include Ezra Berkley Nepon's review from this year’s Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Award.

News from the Scanning Project, Summer 2013

Our recently scanned books include an illustrated collection of fables; a fictionalized account of the battle of Potemkin translated from Russian; and Menachem Mendl, a Sholem Aleichem classic depitcing the protagonist's struggle during the final moments in tsarist Russia.

Highlights: recently scanned books

Among the highlights recently scanned for the Digital Yiddish Library are a 1920s pamphlet, translated from the French, on some generally hushed-up human sexual behaviors; a yearbook of the Colegio Israelita de México; and a memorial volume for artists murdered in the Holocaust.