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Past issues of Pakn Treger

January 2021: Handpicked

Eddy is a writer and scholar of Yiddish and Jewish culture. After delving into his selections, scroll down to read a short interview with Eddy about his choices.

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Weekly Reader

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Great Jewish Books Lecture Series Archive

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Great Jewish Books Lecture Series

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Why Read Sholem Aleichem?

Jeremy Dauber on the great Sholem Aleichem, whose "short stories and novels took on the very countours of Jewish history"

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Talking Across Time: A Conversation Between Three Great Jewish Women Poets with Zohar Weiman-Kelman

In this talk, Zohar Weiman-Kelman considers lines connecting three different poets: Emma Lazarus, Anna Margolin, and Irena Klepfisz.

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Get Updates about the Great Jewish Books Lecture Series

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Sign up here to receive email updates about the Great Jewish Books Lecture Series and other virtual public programs.

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Remember the Triangle Fire

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Di gantse megile / The Complete Megillah (In Yiddish)

A dramatic reading by David Roskies

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Author Talk: “The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902,” with Scott D. Seligman

"The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902" recounts the inspiring story of immigrant women and the dramatic and effective mass consumer action they launched in turn of the century New York City.

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A Freylekhn Purim!

A selection of Purim songs and stories from our collection

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Yiddish Book Center Recorded Programs

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An ever-expanding collection of unique recordings of talks and lectures delivered at the Yiddish Book Center by contemporary writers, renowned scholars and historians, and cultural commentators.

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Megileh-lider by Itzik Manger

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From the Yiddish Book Center's Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, published in 1936 (in Yiddish).

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Special, Virtual Welcome Event for New Members

Yiddish Book Center Founder and President Aaron Lansky and Executive Director Susan Bronson welcome new members and discuss the state of Yiddish language and culture in 2021..

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

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Number 70

In the latest issue of Pakn Treger: Yiddish writers you ought to be reading

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Stories About Yiddish Radio Station WEVD

Stories about beloved NYC-based Yiddish radio station WEVD

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February 2021: Handpicked

Zackary is a medical doctor, writer, and Yiddish translator. After delving into his selections, scroll down to read a short interview with Zackary about his choices.

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Traveling and Live Performances as a Child Star on Boston's Yiddish Radio

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Gloria Weiner Weiss, z"l, former Yiddish child actress on the radio and stage, describes the live performances she and the cast of Boston's Yiddish radio would put on in surrounding towns and cities. She remembers how surprised people were to see a little

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