Handpicked Each month, the Yiddish Book Center asks a member of our staff or a special friend to select favorite stories, books, interviews, or articles from our online collections. Language, Literature & Culture October 2018: Handpicked Madeleine (Mindl) is the director of translation and collections initiatives at the Yiddish Book Center. After delving into her selections, scroll down to read a short interview with Mindl about her choices. June 2018: Handpicked A frequent collaborator with the Yiddish Book Center, we were delighted when Ilan agreed to share some of his highlights from our collections. May 2018: Handpicked There are few people more uniquely qualified to delve into the Center's collections as Eitan Kensky. He's been instrumental in discovering and curating a range of materials—not just books, but also recordings, translations, and digital collections. April 2018: Handpicked Michael Yashinsky is a consummate Yiddishist—in addition to his work at the Center teaching Yiddish and creating educational resource kits and materials for the Center’s forthcoming Yiddish textbook, he is also a stage director, playwright, and actor. February 2018: Handpicked The Yiddish Book Center's Academic Director, Josh Lambert is a scholar of American Jewish Literature. After delving into his selections, scroll down to read a short interview with Josh about his choices. January 2018: Handpicked Eddy Portnoy is one of the leading scholars of Yiddish popular culture. He loves—and knows—it all: cartoons, humor magazines, puppet shows, the underbelly of the Yiddish Press, and so much more, Here's what he found in our collections. December 2017: Handpicked As the Yiddish Book Center’s Bibliographer and Editorial Director, David is constantly making new discoveries, and he’s surfaced some fascinating items from our collections. November 2017: Handpicked Christa Whitney discovered Yiddish while studying comparative literature as an undergraduate. In her current position as director of the Center's Wexler Oral History Project she's is constantly exploring the various media collected by the Center. September 2017: Handpicked Yiddish scholar Eitan Kensky, the Yiddish Book Center's director of collections initiatives, selected several types of media from our collections—Yiddish books, podcasts, translations, and recordings of cultural programs. August 2017: Handpicked Elissa Sperling is a Yiddish Book Center 2016/17 Fellow. She's used that background, plus a degree in library science, to help with cataloging the Yiddish Book Center's collections during her fellowship and is constantly sharing her interesting finds. June 2017: Handpicked Lisa Newman is the director of communications - she's constantly scouring our website for English-language recordings, articles, and oral histories that provide background for her work on Pakn Treger and The Shmooze. April 2017: Handpicked Sebastian Schulman just can't stay away from the Yiddish Book Center—a Center summer intern in 2004, he later served as director of its translation program before leaving to work on his dissertation. Here, Seb shares some of his favorite finds. February 2017: Handpicked Faith Jones knows our collections as well as anyone. Here are a few of her favorite finds.