Yiddish Comes to America, with Lisa Newman and Madeleine Cohen

A Live, Online Event Recorded Via Zoom on June 11, 2020

As editor Madeleine (Mindl) Cohen writes in her introduction to the 2020 Pakn Treger Digital Translation Issue: Yiddish Comes to America, "While there are some extremely funny and touching moments in these newly translated works of Yiddish literature, there are very few rosy portrayals of 'di goldene medine,' the golden country of America." In this program, Mindl talks with The Shmooze's Lisa Newman about the issue's theme, its broader resonance, and the Yiddish writers whose work appears here in translation. The discussion is interspersed with readings from the anthology by some of the translators and includes a Q&A at the end with Mindl Cohen.

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