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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 Yiddish and Social Justice

The Decade of Discovery is an initiative launched by the Yiddish Book Center with the aim of fostering a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Our focus for 2021 is Yiddish and Social Justice. In celebration of this theme, we're spotlighting a conversation between scholars and translators about race and social justice in Yiddish literature, a podcast interview with contemporary Yiddish singer and social activist Isabel Frey, and two translated Yiddish poems denouncing fascisim through the language of folktale.

אויסגעקליבן

Handpicked Eddy Portnoy

Eddy is the academic advisor and director of exhibitions at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and author of Bad Rabbi and Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press. He shares a few of his favorite selections from our collections.