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Yiddish Book Center

Regenerating Jewish Culture

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

Focus On High Holidays

September arrives and along with it the High Holidays. To mark the month, two stories in translation, an interview with Abigail Pogrebin, author of My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, in which she talks about how her book exploration of these holidays helped her understand her Jewishness in a new way, and a compilation of oral history clips in which narrators from Warsaw to Detroit to Cape Town speak about their recollections of the holidays.


Handpicked Eitan Kensky

There are few people more uniquely qualified to delve into the Yiddish Book Center's collections than Eitan Kensky. When Eitan served as the Center's director of collections initiatives he was instrumental in discovering and curating an expansive range of materials—not just books, but also audio and video recordings, translations, and digital collections.  The following are a few of his favorite finds.