A Focus On Yiddish Women Writers
In conjunction with Women’s History Month, we’re focusing on Yiddish women writers—their lives, the breadth of their work, and their contributions to Yiddish literature. Our selections include an interview with Miriam Oles, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Eliezer Schindler; an episode of The Shmooze, where we discuss the 2017 Pakn Treger Translation Issue, which was devoted entirely to Yiddish women writers; and a short piece of translated fiction by Yente Serdatsky.
Handpicked Lisa Newman
Lisa Newman, the director of communications and visitor services at the Yiddish Book Center, is constantly scouring our website for recordings, lectures, articles, and other material that opens up the culture and provides background for her work on the Center's English-language magazine, Pakn Treger, the Center’s podcast, The Shmooze, and other projects.
Man Out of Time: Allen Ginsberg in Montreal
Recorded just 10 days after the death of Ginsberg’s friend and fellow beat writer Jack Kerouac, it’s amazing to hear Ginsberg open up on range of subjects both personal and surprising.
Kadya Molodovsky: A Woman Novelist Rediscovered
Professor Anita Norich’s unexpected archival find is a reminder that there’s still so much to discover about this extraordinary Yiddish writer.