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Yiddish Book Center

Regenerating Jewish Culture

Celebrating forty years of book rescue, digitization, translation,
educational programs, oral histories, exhibitions

Decade of Discovery Women in Translation Month

In honor of Women in Translation month, we're spotlighting items from our collections that showcase the work of Yiddish women writers and their translators. Women writing in Yiddish created work in all genres—from poetry, short stories, and essays to literary and cultural criticism, autobiography, and more—and the topics that they chose to write about were equally wide-ranging. The selections here include a lecture series from scholar Anita Norich about Yiddish women writers, an interview with the Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb's daughter and translator, and three selected excerpts from memoirs by Yiddish women writers—Klara Klebanova, Chava Rosenfarb, Rokhl Faygnberg—featured in the fall 2019 issue of Pakn Treger


Handpicked Sophia Shoulson

Sophia Shoulson is an alumna of the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program and a former Yiddish Book Center Fellow; she was also the 2019–2020 Richard S. Herman Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Over the past few years, Sophia has unearthed many great finds from our collections. Here are a few of her favorites.