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A Focus On The High Holidays

With the arrival of the New Year and the High Holidays, we’re featuring some related pieces from our collections: an oral history in which the narrator recalls attending Warsaw’s famous Great Synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; a translation of Sholem Aleichem’s “The Esrog;” and, from Pakn Treger, an article which considers the meaning of Jewish foods. 


Handpicked Mindl Cohen

Madeleine (Mindl) Cohen is the director of translation and collections initiatives at the Yiddish Book Center. Mindl has a PhD in Comparative Literature with an emphasis in Jewish Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate, Mindl participated in the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, and more recently she was a Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow. Before coming (back) to the Center, she worked as the Editor-in-Chief for In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies and taught Yiddish language at Harvard University. In these Handpicked selections, Mindl showcases items from our collections connected to the poet Itzik Manger.