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Studying Yiddish is like an Onion

Professor Yechiel Szeintuch, scholar of Yiddish literature, describes how studying Yiddish is similar to peeling an onion.

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

Learning Yiddish through Classes, Conversation, and Yidish-vokh

Anne (Khane) Eakin Moss, Yiddishist and Russian Literature professor, describes how she learned to speak Yiddish: through taking classes, working for a Yiddish speaker, and attending to Yidish-vokh (Yiddish Week).

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

Two Types of Yiddishists: Speakers and Scholars

Jessica Kirzane, specialist in American-Jewish literature, speaks about her decision to study Yiddish instead of learning the language.

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

Working in An Aquarium: Modern Yiddish Culture in the Academy

Marc Caplan - Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - describes two modern settings of Yiddish: Haredish communities and academia. He uses poet Avrom Sutzkever's analogy of an aquarium to describe the role...

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

Yiddish Isn't a Hard Language to Learn!

Harriet Murav, translator of Yiddish literature, shares her hope for the future of Yiddish, and offers some words of encouragement for anyone who wants to join the community.

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

Connections to Yiddish across Generations

Catherine Madsen, bibliographer at the Yiddish Book Center, describes how the different generations who come to the Book Center relate to Yiddish language, culture, and literature.

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

Who is Jack? Yiddish Permeated the Atmosphere

Harriet Murav, translator of Yiddish literature, remembers her upbringing in a Yiddish speaking home in New Jersey, and tells a story about not knowing her father's English name.

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

Yiddish in the Academy: The Advantage of Being on the Periphery

Marc Caplan - Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - explains how Yiddish is on the periphery of the academic world - and how that location can be beneficial.

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

אלמאנאך פון דער פוילישער ליטעראטור : וועגן דער טראגעדיע פון די יידן בעת דער היטלער-אקופאציע

Almanakh fun der Poylisher liṭeraṭur ṿegn der ṭragedye fun di Yidn beeys̀ der Hiṭler oḳupatsye

Mark, Bernard, 1908-1966

Ṿarshe : Yidish bukh, 1950

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

די נייסטע ווערק

באַנד: 5

נאדיר, משה, 1885-1943

Di naysṭe ṿerḳ

Volume: 5

Nadir, Moishe, 1885-1943

Nyu-York : Morgn Frayhayṭ, 1931

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

"Dad, an Eel in Yiddish is a Venger"

Marc Caplan - Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University - tells how he not only learns new Yiddish vocabulary in order to raise his children, he also learns new words from his children.

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

"Why Don't You Just Take Yiddish?": Yiddish as a Middle Eastern Language

Yael Chaver, research fellow at UC Berkeley, talks about, after moving to the United States and beginning her MA/PhD in Hebrew Literature, she ended up studying Yiddish in Palestine instead.

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

מעשהלעך פאר קינדער

Mayśelekh far ḳinder

Tencer, L
Briansky, Rita

Monṭreal : Farlag Yidishe Shul, 1970

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

Master Catalog of Yiddish Books : Library-Bound Reprints

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

היימישע כתבים : שרייבער, ביכער, פראבלעמען

באַנד: 1

סדן, דב, 1902-

Heymishe ks̀ovim shrayber, bikher, problemen

Volume: 1

Sadan, Dov, 1902-

Tel-Aviv : ha-Menorah, 1972

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

היימישע כתבים : שרייבער, ביכער, פראבלעמען

באַנד: 2

סדן, דב, 1902-

Heymishe ks̀ovim shrayber, bikher, problemen

Volume: 2

Sadan, Dov, 1902-

Tel-Aviv : ha-Menorah, 1972

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

"Yiddishist" Is the Only Label that Encompasses My Whole Identity

Anne (Khane) Eakin Moss, Yiddishist and Russian Literature Professor, explains why she strongly identifies with the word "Yiddishist."

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

Advice for Raising Children in Yiddish: It Should Be Fun for Them

Anne (Khane) Eakin Moss, Yiddishist and Russian Literature Professor, offers advice for those considering raising children in Yiddish.

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

מעשהלעך פאר קינדער

באַנד: 1

Mayśelekh far ḳinder

Volume: 1

Golomb, A, 1888-1982

Meḳsiḳe : Farlag "Yidishe shul in Meḳsiḳe" : Fun ḳṿal, 1947

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library

מעשהלעך פאר קינדער

באַנד: 2

Mayśelekh far ḳinder

Volume: 2

Golomb, A, 1888-1982

Meḳsiḳe : Farlag "Yidishe shul in Meḳsiḳe" : Fun ḳṿal, 1947

Part of Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library