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A Recent Find Sheds Light on the Work of Moyshe-Leyb Halpern

We invited Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellow Matthew Johnson onto The Shmooze to tell us about his recent discovery of the Yiddish writer Moyshe-Leyb Halpern's unfinished poetry. While doing research for his dissertation on the relationship between German- and Yiddish-language literature, Matthew uncovered a surprising find in YIVO's Halpern collection. He shares what's to be gleaned from the handwritten notes and marginalia found on the documents he discovered in archival boxes of Halpern's papers.

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Episode 0290: A Recent Find Sheds Light on the Work of Moyshe-Leyb Halpern by YiddishBookCenter