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A Focus On Women Writers in Translation

Read our special Pakn Treger Translation Issue: A Collection of Newly Translated Yiddish Works by Women Writers, which includes works of poetry, prose poetry, fiction, and memoir by established and lesser-known Yiddish writers; listen to Ellen Cassidy speak about her work translating Blume Lempel’s stories; and find out how translator Faith Jones answers the question, “Why Read Celia Dropkin?"


Handpicked Christa Whitney

Christa Whitney, director of the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, culled the Center's collections to find several items to share. It's an interesting mix, likely inspired by her work and her ongoing interest in all aspects of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture.