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Yiddish Book Center

Regenerating Jewish Culture

The Yiddish Book Center celebrates Yiddish language and culture. We are committed to making Yiddish works accessible to all.

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Focus On Music

Coinciding with the in-person return of Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music and as part of our 2022 Decade of Discovery theme: Women in Yiddish, this July we are featuring articles and works about women in Yiddish music: writers, performers, and audiences.

The Yiddish Book Center's Decade of Discovery is an initiative launched by the Center to mark our 40th anniversary in 2020. Its aim is to foster a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. 

 

אויסגעקליבן Handpicked Sarah Biskowitz

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Sarah Biskowitz is the 2021–22 Richard Herman Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Her Yiddish journey began at the Yiddish Book Center’s Great Jewish Books Summer Program for high school students, and she later returned to the Center to learn Yiddish at the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program. While studying abroad in Paris, she volunteered at the Paris Yiddish Center–Medem Library, which inspired her undergraduate translation thesis of Parisian Yiddish literature. She is a leader of the Rad Yiddish reading group and contributor to In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. Sarah aspires to draw from the Jewish tradition to build a more inclusive and vibrant Jewish community and a more equitable world.

 

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