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Thumbnail image for <em>Yerushe</em>: The Yiddish Book Center’s 40th Anniversary Campaign
  • A campaign to safeguard our collections, make Yiddish literature more accessible, advance Jewish learning, and build an endowment commensurate with our vision
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Thumbnail image for Glikl Has a Story for Everything: Translator and Expert Prof. Chava Turniansky Reflects
  • Chava Turniansky, professor emeritus of Yiddish literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, discusses Glikl of Hameln, the narrator of the autobiography Turniansky translated, and discusses the wide array of Glikl's stories.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for A Penchant for Practical Jokes: My Uncle's Joke at the Pesach Seder
  • Prof. Yechiel Szeintuch, a scholar of Yiddish literature who grew up in Buenos Aires, tells the story of a practical joke his uncle played on the family during Pesach.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Introducing Josh Lambert
  • Hear from Josh Lambert, the Yiddish Book Center's new academic director, about educational programs, modern Jewish literature, and more.
Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series
Thumbnail image for Changing Schools Every Year: Prof. Yechiel Szeintuch Reflects on his Early Education
  • Prof. Yechiel Szeintuch, a scholar of Yiddish literature, explains how he came to switch schools very year when he was growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "When They Opened the Department, People Came With Rotten Eggs": The Early Days of the Yiddish Department at Hebrew University in Jerusalem
  • Chava Turniansky, professor emeritus of Yiddish literature at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, discusses the unpopularity of studying Yiddish when she was younger and some of the troubles faced by the Yiddish department in Israel at the Hebrew...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "Whatever Yiddish You Can Learn, Learn It"
  • Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, offers a call-to-arms for potential students of Yiddish literature and speaks about how Yiddish (along with Ladino!) is a crucially important part of Jewish heritage.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for The Effect of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Nobel Prize on Polish Translations of Yiddish Literature
  • Marcin Wodzinski, Director of the Centre for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at University of Wrocław, explains the importance and impact of Isaac Bashevis Singer's 1978 Nobel Prize on the availability of Yiddish literature in Poland.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for 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...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Beyond Anatevka: The Challenges of Documenting Yiddish Life without Yiddish
  • Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, reflects on the complexity of Eastern European Jewish life and the ways in which modern film and literature have failed to capture it.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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