The Yiddish Book Center's Decade of Discovery 2021
"Fences" and "A Chimney Sweep," Two Workers Poems by Moyshe Nadir, Translated by Ollie Elkus
Black Struggle in Yiddish Literature
The Story Behind the Discovery of the Lost Songs of World War II
Author Elissa Bemporad: Legacy of Blood
Der bund in bilder, 1897–1957 / The Bund in Pictures , By J. S. Hertz, in Yiddish and English
Glasgow's Yiddish Pink Peacock Café
Social Justice As Taught In American Yiddish Schools
A selection of audio recordings from our archives and virtual public programs that help tell the story of Jewish life through the 2021 Decade of Discovery theme, "Yiddish and Social Justice."
Audio Recordings and Virtual Public Programs
Reading Yiddish Literature in a Time of National Reckoning, A Panel Discussion Moderated by Rachel Rubinstein
What can the Yiddish writing of previous generations of protest reveal to us about our own moment? Join our panel of translators and scholars in a conversation about race and social justice in Yiddish literature.
The Door Slams Shut: Reactions of the Yiddish Press to Immigration Issues in the Early 1920s, with Eddy Portnoy
Join Eddy Portnoy in a discussion of the role of Yiddish cartoons in addressing the issue of immigration as it pertained to immigrant Jewish communities in New York in the early twentieth century.
The Yiddish Press and Racism in America, 1880–1920, with Tony Michels
Tony Michels addresses questions about how Yiddish journalists and intellectuals responded to the persistent discrimination and violence against African Americans in the US in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in order to gain a historical perspective on the Jewish encounter with race and racism in the United States.
Yiddish Women Writers Reclaimed, with Professor Anita Norich
In this lecture series, Professor Anita Norich of the University of Michigan examines Yiddish poetry and prose written by women and discusses how these women claimed a place for themselves as modern Jewish writers.