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Newly Opened Exhibits by Multi-Media Artist, Steve Marcus: Through the Hat and Tales from the Golden Medina
Yiddish Book Center Receives NEH Grant: Wexler Oral History Project Will Significantly Expand Access to Trove of Video Interviews
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Focus On Women in Translation
The Yiddish Book Center has long focused on bringing the works and lives of Yiddish women writers to light. Translating their works is one of the most powerful tools we have to make this rich literature accessible to new audiences. Below we share highlights from our collections celebrating this fascinating and diverse body of work and their authors.
Handpicked Sebastian Schulman
Seb is a Yiddish Book Center alum and former staffer and is currently the executive director of KlezKanada. He knows our collections well and shares a few favorite highlights here. Sign up below to receive the full selections via email.
“So Much Acceptance”: Joanne Borts at KlezKanada
Over the years, the Center's Wexler Oral History Project has recorded many interviews both at and about the immersive Yiddish culture experience of KlezKanada’s Summer Retreat. This is one of my favorites.
Ida Maze: The “Den Mother” of Yiddish Montreal
Ida Maze’s apartment on Montreal’s avenue de l'Esplanade is one of the most storied locales in contemporary Yiddish literature. This short film provides insight into the woman and the poet who fashioned this unique environment.
“Defiance and Death in Kishinev: Remembering Ruvim Levin” by Yuri Goligorsky
This article provides a glimpse into the one of the most remarkable stories of grassroots Yiddish culture in the postwar Soviet Union—the founding of the Keshenever yidisher folks-teater (Kishinev Yiddish People’s Theatre).