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Thumbnail image for A “Bashert” Encounter with Di Brider Ashkenazi (The Brothers Ashkenazi) by I. J. Singer
  • Stage director Michael Yashinsky talks about the novel that sparked his interest in Yiddish literature.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • 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
Thumbnail image for Celebrating Jewish Holidays In A  Literary Yiddishist Fashion
  • Leo Melamed - child survivor of the Holocaust and former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange - remembers the presence of Yiddish literature in his home - and how his parents replaced religion with literature when celebrating holidays.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for About the Yiddish & Jewish Culture: Online Lecture Series
  • Our lectures explore topics related to Jewish literature, history, and culture.
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  • Programs exploring various aspects of Jewish culture, literature, and history
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  • Explore modern Jewish literature in English translation with other dedicated readers
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Thumbnail image for “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
Thumbnail image for "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
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  • 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
Thumbnail image for 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

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