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"Old Town"

By photographer-novelist Alter Kacyzne, a photograph-in-words of Warsaw in the early twentieth century. Translated by Mandy Cohen and Michael Casper.

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The Curse

It was always a great brawl when Răşcanu was involved.

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The Chained Wife, an Excerpt

An excerpt of Maria Lerner's play about the plight of the agune, or abandoned wife.

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May 2018: Handpicked

There are few people more uniquely qualified to delve into the Center's collections as Eitan Kensky. He's been instrumental in discovering and curating a range of materials—not just books, but also recordings, translations, and digital collections.

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Neighbors Over the Fence

An excerpt from A rege fun emes by Blume Lempel, translated by Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

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Acacias Bloom

By Dvoyre Fogel, translated by Anastasiya Lyubas. What even...

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An excerpt from Iberflants by Avrom Rives, translated by Avi Lang

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Handwritten letters in Yiddish and English


An epistolary romance with a twist, by H. D. Nomberg, translated by Daniel Kennedy

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"Repairing Love"

This excerpt from Spiegelblatt's 2003 collection Shadows Knock on the Windows explores memory and loss.

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From My Childhood

By Rokhl Feygenberg, translated by Ruth Murphy.

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Front cover of <em>Drunk from the Bitter Truth</em> with a letter with the Book Club logo peaking out behind it.

Drunk from the Bitter Truth: Reading Resources

The third selection for the 2019 Great Jewish Books Book Club

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King Solomon, Etching by Ephraim Moses Lilien

Solomon and Shulamite

Two miniatures by Boris Sandler imaging the later years of the subjects of the Song of Songs, translated by Jordan Kutzik.

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