Yiddish Literature for English Readers

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A digital anthology of Yiddish works newly translated into English was released by the Yiddish Book Center. The Center’s third annual Pakn Treger (book ped-dler), Translation Issue is available online and in e-book form. Many of the works, which include poetry, memoir, short stories, and excerpts from longer works of fiction, will be new even to those familiar with Yiddish literature.

Founded in 1980, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, works to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yid-dish books and presenting innovative educational programs. The Center is a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the high-est honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community.