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Jewish Neighborhoods: Philadelphia

Memories of Jewish life in Philadelphia from our Wexler Oral History Project collection

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Seth Rogovoy on Yidstock

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February 2018: Handpicked

The Yiddish Book Center's Academic Director, Josh Lambert is a scholar of American Jewish Literature. After delving into his selections, scroll down to read a short interview with Josh about his choices.

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Andy Sweet’s A Shtetl in the Sun on Exhibit at the Yiddish Book Center

Visiting Exhibit at the Yiddish Book Center through March 2020

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Yidstock Musicians: Selected Oral Histories

Excerpts from Yidstock Performers' and Presenters' Wexler Oral History Project Interviews

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Sebastian Schulman in Conversation with Sveta Kundish, Patrick Farrell, and Daniel Kahn

Seb Schulman, executive director of KlezKanada, talks with YIDSTOCK 2021 performers Sveta Kundish, Patrick Farrell, and Daniel Kahn.

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Illustration by Ward Schumaker

Yiddish Learning Learning Yiddish

John Marchese speaks with Yiddish Book Center alumni who are transforming the field of Yiddish studies as teachers, scholars, and cultural activists.

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Queer Yiddish Stories

A selection of LGBTQ+ Pride Month stories

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Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980

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Student photographs a copy of the alef-beys, the Yiddish alphabet, with her phone.

Resources for Before and After Your Visit

Materials to help you prepare for and complete your visit to the Yiddish Book Center

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A Conversation with Daniel Kahn

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Jewish Neighborhoods: Boston

Memories of Jewish life in Boston from our Wexler Oral History Project collection

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Tokyo Storm Warning

A Look at the Not-So-Surprising Connection Between Yiddish and Japanese Literature

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A Love Letter to the Yiddish Stage: Peretz's At Night in the Old Marketplace, Reconsidered

Peretz's ambitious—if not especially successful—career as a Yiddish playwright

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Alumni Recommendations

Reading and listening recommendations from Yiddish Book Center Fellows, past and present

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A photograph of Yiddish poet Itzik Manger in a recording studio preparing to read from his poems

A Focus On: Itzik Manger

Read about Itzik Manger's career and experience his poetic voice.

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December 2020: Handpicked

Rokhl Kafrissen is a NYC-based playwright and journalist. After delving into her selections, scroll down to read a short interview with Rokhl about her choices.

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2019: The Year in Review

A look at the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project 2019 year.

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Postcard of women in bathing suits "Romping on the Beach at Coney Island"

"Coney Island": A Dadaist Sound Poem by Victor Packer

The sounds of 1930s Coney Island come alive in this brilliant radio poem, newly transcribed and digitized from an acetate disc. Translated by Henry Sapoznik.

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Eleanor Reissa

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