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Yiddish Literature Excluded From Anthologies

Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, expresses his frustration about the absence of Yiddish literature in anthologies of world literature, and affirms the necessity of keeping these texts alive by reading them.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

“There Are Some Younger People Who Are Creating Yiddish Literature”: A List

Barnett Zumoff, Yiddish translator and President Emeritus of the Workmen's Circle/Arbeiter Ring, on some of the people he sees as comprising the contemporary Yiddish literature scene.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Yiddish Literature: It Is All Connected

Paul Buhle, author and social historian, describes aspects of Yiddish literature that fascinate him, such as its search for political progress.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Falling in Love with Yiddish through Literature

Childhood Yiddish speaker, Marilyn Cassotta, recalls how she fell in love with Yiddish through reading the greats of Yiddish literature. She describes the beauty and possibilities she found in the language through reading and how much it meant to her...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

What People Don't Know About Yiddish Literature

Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, discusses the great number of Yiddish writers and publications at the height of Yiddish literature.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"This Is Me!": Discovering Yiddish Mexican Literature

Talia Margolis Chomstein, Yiddish activist based in Mexico City, describes how she discovered Yiddish Mexican literature and how it inspired her to be more involved in the Mexican Jewish community through Yiddish.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

It's Foreign but Not Foreign: Reading Classic Yiddish Literature

Renate Fairweather, Yiddish teacher based in Oklahoma City, describes the feeling of reading classic works of Yiddish literature.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"A Holy Mission": The Urgent Need to Translate Yiddish Literature

Rachel Rojanski, Professor of Judaic Studies at Brown University, reflects on the future of Yiddish and urges that the translation into Hebrew and English of the "treasure" that is Yiddish literature.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

"Trying to Eat a Steak With a Butterknife": A Criticism of Analyzing Yiddish Literature with Theory

Ken Frieden, B.G. Rudolph Professor of Judaic Studies at Syracuse University, recounts a bit of criticism directed at his book Classic Yiddish Fiction from a "nativist" Yiddishist, who alleged that the book's application of literary theory to Yiddish...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Sholem Aleichem's Gift: How My Grandfather Elevated Yiddish To A World Literature

Bel Kaufman, z"l, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and author of award-winning novels, speaks to her grandfather's passion for the Yiddish language and explains how his commitment to writing in Yiddish helped elevate its status and sig...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

Finding Unexpected Connections: Why People Should Read Yiddish Literature

Talia Margolis Chomstein – Yiddish activist based in Mexico City – explains why reading can give such insight and knowledge about a culture or a group of people. She specifically talks about what Mexicans can learn from reading Mexican Yiddish litera...

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

“I Recognized Something That Seemed Very Comfortable To Me”: Caraid O’Brien On Discovering Yiddish Culture Through A Love of Literature and Irish Culture

Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—reflects on how she came to Yiddish through literature, and the parallels she immediately felt to the Irish culture she'd grown up with through her family.

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

ווילנע : אין דער יידישער ליטעראטור

באַנד: 84

Ṿilne in der Yidisher liṭeraṭur ...

Volume: 84

[Buenos Aires] : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yiṿo in Argenṭine, 1980

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

ביי דער ארבעט אין דער יידישער ליטעראטור : אנטאלאגיע

באַנד: 99

Bay der arbeṭ in der Yidisher liṭeraṭur anṭolgye

Volume: 99

Buenos Aires : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yiṿo, 1984

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

שטעטלעך אין יידישער ליטעראטור : אנטאלאגיע

באַנד: 96

ראזשאנסקי, שמואל

Shṭeṭlekh un der Yidisher liṭeraṭur anṭologye

Volume: 96

Rozshansḳi, Shemu'el, 1902-

Buenos Aires : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yidish in Argenṭine, 1983

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

צו א נייעם לעבן : אין דער יידישער ליטעראטור

באַנד: 100

ראזשאנסקי, שמואל

Tsu a nayem lebn in der Yidisher liṭeraṭur

Volume: 100

Rozshansḳi, Shemuʼel, 1902-

Buenos Aires : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yiṿo in Argenṭine, 1984

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

דער אמת דורך געלעכטער : אין דער יידישער ליטעראטור

באַנד: 81

Der emes̀ durkh gelekhṭer in der Yidisher liṭeraṭur

Volume: 81

Rozshansḳi, Shemuʼel, 1902-

[Buenos Aires] : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yiṿo in Argenṭine, 1980

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

ערד און היים אין דער יידישער ליאטעראטור : אנטאלאגיע

באַנד: 98

ראזשאנסקי, שמואל

Erd un heym in der Yidisher liṭeraṭur anṭologye

Volume: 98

Rozshansḳi, Shemu'el, 1902-

Buenos Aires : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yiṿo in Argenṭine, 1984

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

1939 אין דער יידישער ליטעראטור : אנטאלאגיע

באַנד: 79

ראזשאנסקי, שמואל

1939 in der Yidisher liṭeraṭur anṭologye : fragmenṭn fun forsharbeṭn tsu der kharaḳṭerisṭiḳ, zikhroynes̀, bilder

Volume: 79

Rozshansḳi, Shemuʼel, 1902-

Buenos Aires : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yiṿo in Argenṭine, 1979

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

ישראל אין די תפוצות : אין דער יידישער ליטעראטור

באַנד: 85

Yiśroel in di tfutses̀ in der Yidisher liṭeraṭur ...

Volume: 85

Rozshansḳi, Shemuʼel, 1902-

Buenos Aires : Liṭeraṭur-gezelshafṭ baym Yiṿo in Argenṭine, 1981

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library