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The National Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish books and share their content with the world. More than 10,000 of our titles are now available free-of-charge through the Open Content Alliance. You can browse our catalog below or search here. In addition, we can provide you with used copies and reprints of most Yiddish titles at nominal cost. To check availability, please email us at orders@bikher.org, or phone us at 413-256-4900, x196.



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Yiddish Book Center Yizkor Book Collection
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The Yizkor book collection is a joint project by the Yiddish Book Center and New York Public Library. These books are scanned from the New York Public Library's Yizkor book collection. Contact the Yiddish Book Center for information about reprint copies of these books.
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945
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The Yiddish Book Center’s Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library
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by Schoenburg, Nancy, 1942-
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xi, 502 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews -- Lithuania -- History, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --...
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by Mazur, Yosef; מזור, יוסף; Fuḳs, Mishah; פוקס, מישה
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Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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by Walzer-Fass, Michael; Kaplan, Moshe
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English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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by Harkavy, Alexander, 1863-1939
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English, Hebrew and Yiddish
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Topic: Yiddish language
Once a thriving vacation spot in the Catskill Mountains, today the Borscht Belt is recalled through the nostalgic lens of summer swims, Saturday night dances, and comedy performances. But its current state, like that of many other formerly glorious regions, is nothing like its earlier status. Forgotten about and exhausted, much of the Borscht Belt's structural environment has been left to decay. This illustrated talk features Marisa Scheinfeld’s photographs of abandoned sites in the Catskill...
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by Mazin, J. (Jacob Raphael); De Woolf, S
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"Yiddish self-taught"--Cover
Topic: Yiddish language
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by Melzer, Philip; Kopman, B., illus
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Topics: Yiddish poetry, Children's poetry
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by Rozenfeld, Yonah, 1880-1944
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Title-page and text in Yiddish
Topics: Short stories, Yiddish, Yiddish fiction
1152 columns : 32 cm
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews -- Poland -- Kurów (Lublin), Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --...
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by Sneh, Simja, 1914-
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Title on verso of t.p.: Sin rumbo
Topic: World War, 1939-1945
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by Heller, Binem, 1908-
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Poems
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In 1986, when her mother died at the age of sixty-four, Eleanor Reissa went through all of her belongings. In the back of her mother’s lingerie drawer, she found an old leather purse with a wad of dried up papers in a brittle baggie: fifty-six letters, handwritten in German by her father, in 1949 – only four years after Auschwitz – to her mother, also a refugee, already living in the United States. Forty years later, Eleanor finally had the letters translated. With her father’s letters...
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by Rosenfeld, Morris, 1862-1923; Harkavy, Alexander, 1863-1939
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Foreword by Alexander Harkavy
151, 436, 58 pages, [2] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Jews -- Romania -- Maramureș (Județ), Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Romania -- Maramureș...
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by Goldie Morgentaler
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This talk centers on Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb’s early years in Montreal in the 1950s, the vibrant Yiddish literary world that she encountered there, and the institutions, like the Jewish Public Library, that helped to nurture her career. It will also look at the portrayal of Montreal in Rosenfarb’s fiction. Goldie Morgentaler is Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge. She is the translator from Yiddish to English of much of Chava Rosenfarb’s work, including...
The Yiddish Book Center’s Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library
by Abramson, Samuel H; Rabinovitch, Israel, 1894-1964; Rosenfarb, Chawa, 1923-2011; Grade, Chaim, 1910-1982
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by Ilan Stavans
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A meditation on the ways Shakespeare became a litmus test for Yiddish actors, playwrights, and translators, who infused him with a Jewish sensibility often defined by melodrama. Ilan Stavans is an internationally renowned writer whose books, translated into numerous languages, have been adapted into film, theater, TV, and radio. He is the author of the graphic novels El Iluminado (2013) and Angelitos (2017), the award-winning poem "The Wall" (2018), and the forthcoming meditation on...
Yiddish Book Center Yizkor Book Collection
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Topic: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Topics: Judaism, Judaism
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Isaac Babel's writings are subversive masterpieces, challenging the ideology of the early Soviet Union, and resulting in his arrest and execution in 1940. On the 75th anniversary of Isaac Babel's execution, Finding Babel follows Andrei Malaev-Babel, his grandson, on a journey to come closer to some sense of truth. Hoping to better understand Babel's powerful artistic method and elusive persona, Andrei journeys through Ukraine, France and Russia; locations deeply tied to the story of his...
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by Berkovitsh, Yisrael
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Title on p. [4] of cover: in ochii unei cafele negre
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Flamingos on wing, mountains in Crimea, and forest spirits may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Yiddish literature, but scenes of nature do in fact abound in Yiddish story, poem, and essay as long as we think to look for them. Join our academic director and translation editor Mindl Cohen for a peek inside the 2021 Pakn Treger Digital Translation Issue: Yiddish in Nature . The program will include readings by the translators of a selection of pieces included in the...
"September 2000"--Cover
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Ethnic relations
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by Sveta Kundish ; Patrick Farrell ; Daniel Kahn
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Sveta Kundish is a singer who performs a wide variety of Jewish music throughout Europe. Born in Ukraine and later moving to Israel, Kundish holds degrees from Tel Aviv University and the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna and in 2017 completed a degree in cantorial studies from the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Potsdam, Germany. Kundish currently works as the first female cantor in the history of the Jewish Communities of Lower Saxony, Germany. Patrick Farrell is a US-born, Berlin-based accordionist,...
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by Vaserman, Shneur, 1899-
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by 04Ayalon, Benzion H.,1901-; 04אילון, בן-ציון ח.,1901-
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Most Yiddish cookbooks were published in the United States for Jewish immigrants, although at least three Yiddish cookbooks appeared in print in Europe, the first in 1898 in Vilna. Each cookbook tells a fascinating story—about their authors, publishers, and intended readers. Some cookbooks aim to bring gourmet cuisine to the kosher kitchen, others to promote a product, whether matzoh, Crisco, or kasha, and still others are devoted to vegetarianism or to Americanizing the diet of immigrant...
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by Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916; Berkowitz, Yitzḥak Dov, 1885-1967
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Topics: Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916, Authors, Yiddish, Authors, Yiddish
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"The slim volume of Isaac Babel’s Red Cavalry (1926) contains thirty-five short stories set in the Soviet-Polish War of 1920, but its modest size belies its significance. The pieces roughly follow the chronological order of the 1920 campaign and are threaded together by a first-person narrator, some secondary figures, and setting. Compact, the book casts a vast shadow, more typical of a novel or a war epic. As a work of art, it has remained unique. Neither Russian nor Russian Jewish...
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by Yehoash, d. 1927
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Yiddish translation of parallel Hebrew text
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by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
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Topic: "212715"
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by Baal-Makhshoves, 1873-1924; Feldshṭeyn, Ts; Einhorn, Y; Ḳoṭiḳ, A. (Avraham-Hersh), 1867 or 1868-1933; Rogodin, A. Y; Leṿin, Yaaḳov, 1884-1958; Epshṭeyn, G
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Publisher infomation from spine
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by Ignatoff, David
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Topic: "207729"
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by Piotr Nazaruk
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Piotr Nazaruk, curator at Poland’s Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre, shares the story behind the discovery of a treasure trove of thousands of glass plates that offer a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Poles before 1939.
1 online resource (287 pages) :
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania, Jews -- Lithuania, Jews, Lithuania -- History, Lithuania
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277, 37, xiv pages : 28 cm
Topics: Jews -- Hungary -- Miskolc -- History, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary -- Miskolc, Ethnic...
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by Amelia Glazer
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We close out the Yiddish Book Center’s 2021 Decade of Discovery’s Yiddish and Social Justice with a conversation about the roots of social justice in Yiddish literature and culture. An engaging conversation with scholars, authors, and cultural commentators: Alyssa Quint, Amelia Glaser and Tony Michels. Alyssa Quint is the Leon Charney Visiting Fellow at Yeshiva University and the editor of the history section at Tablet Magazine. She is the author of The Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater ,...
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by Zackary Sholem Berger
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Sutzkever Essential Prose brings to light for English readers the largely unknown prose of a seminal Yiddish poet. Avrom Sutzkever wrote the works in this volume over a span of more than 30 years, blurring the lines between fiction, memoir, and poetry; between real and imagined; between memory and metaphor. Now, through Zackary Sholem Berger’s translations, English readers can enter into an array of compelling, haunting scenes drawn from Sutzkever’s vast imagination and from the unique life...
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655 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Jews -- Romania -- Borșa -- History, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Romania -- Borșa, Borșa...
The Yiddish Book Center’s Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library
by Manger, Itzik, 1901-1969; Seltzer, Dov; Bunim, Shemuʼel
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Fear and Other Stories , translated by Anita Norich, from Yiddish to English of the collected stories of Chana Blankshteyn (~1860–1939), a woman who may be almost entirely forgotten now but was widely admired during her long and productive life. The mere existence of these stories is itself a remarkable feat as the collection was published in July 1939, just before the Nazis invaded Poland and two weeks before Blankshteyn’s death. Anita Norich’s introduction argues that this is not a work...
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In late 1925, cartoonists and book illustrators Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler—a wild and wonderful artistic duo—fell upon the idea of creating a Yiddish puppet theater. An immediate hit on the Lower East Side, their hilarious puppet plays were performed to sold-out crowds all over the United States, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Fusing Jewish tradition with high art and left-wing politics, Maud and Cutler created a unique Yiddish experience. This lecture from Eddy Portnoy, featuring photos,...
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356, 266 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews -- Ukraine -- Mykulynt͡si, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) --...
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by Ashkenazi, Yaakov ben Yitzchak, 1550-1628
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Bible, Bible. O.T. Pentateuch -- Devotional literature
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by Mlotek, Joseph
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Text in English; chapters I-XII also in Hungarian and chapters I-XI also in Hebrew
Topics: Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Juifs, Geschichte
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by Anita Norich
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To launch this year’s Decade of Discovery, professor, literary scholar, and translator Anita Norich joined Lisa Newman, host of The Shmooze , to talk about how she and other scholars have been working for decades to bring the work of Yiddish women writers to the forefront of the Yiddish literary world through scholarship and translation.
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by Rosenfarb, Chawa, 1923-2011
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Topic: Leivick, H., 1888-1962
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by Joffe, Judah Achilles, 1873-1966; Mark, Yudel, 1897-1975
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In Yiddish
Topics: Yaaḳov, Yiddish language, Yaaḳov, Yiddish language -- Dictionaries
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by Joffe, Judah Achilles, 1873-1966; Mark, Yudel, 1897-1975
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In Yiddish
Topics: Yaaḳov, Yiddish language, Yaaḳov, Yiddish language -- Dictionaries
Topic: Glatstein, Jacob, 1896-1971
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by Madeleine Cohen, Sebastian Schulman, Daniel Kahn
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A reading, discussion, and musical performance of Aaron Zeitlin’s poem “Zeks shures” (“Six Lines”) in English translation by the Yiddish Book Center’s Translation Initiative for National Poetry Month. “Who needs a poem anyway—and especially in Yiddish?” That is the question posed by Aaron Zeitlin’s short Yiddish poem, “Six Lines.” This program will ask a related question: “Who needs a poem anyway—especially translated from Yiddish?” Join Madeleine Cohen, the...
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by Margolin, Anna
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124 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Musar movement -- Poetry, Musar movement
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by Schön, Dezső; Irgun yotsʼe Grosṿardin (Israel)
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Necrology in Hebrew and Hungarian
Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Ethnic relations
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by A.S. Shṭain
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Topics: Jews -- Poland -- Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie), Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland --...
Topic: Glatstein, Jacob, 1896-1971
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jews, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Ethnic relations, Jews
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by Itzik Gottesman, Beth Kaplan, Emily Leider, David Mazower
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How does Jewish identity play out in the families of Yiddish writers? What stories get passed down, and what are the burdens and pleasures of keeping alive the memory of an illustrious relative? This conversation brings together descendants of four famous Yiddish writers, all of whom migrated from Europe to America. Itzik Gottesman is the son of the well-known poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Texas, a specialist on East European Jewish folklore, and...
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Jeffrey Veidlinger discusses his newly released book, In the Midst of Civilized Europe , and explores how a Yiddish poet, a Yiddish linguist, a Yiddish children’s book writer, and hundreds of Yiddish-language testimonies awakened the world to the danger Jews were facing in Europe on the eve of the Holocaust. Order the book in our bookstore here: Yiddish Book Center Store
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
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Topics: Jews -- Romania -- Dorohoi, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Romania -- Dorohoi, Zionism -- Romania...
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Generations of Yiddish writers described racial injustice in America, their adopted home, taking on slavery, lynching, segregation, and everyday casual racism as literary subjects. America is once again confronting its long history and present reality of racial violence in a renewed wave of protests and calls for justice. What can the Yiddish writing of previous generations of protest reveal to us about our own moment? Join our panel of translators and scholars in a conversation about race and...
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by David Mazower
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An illustrated talk by his great-grandson, Yiddish Book Center bibliographer David Mazower. A yeshiva student who became a provocative dramatist, bestselling novelist, and embattled prophet, Sholem Asch was Yiddish literature’s first modern celebrity. One of the best-known Jewish public figures for over half a century, Asch’s writings included bestsellers in English translation, and smash hits on the Yiddish stages of Warsaw and New York. His 1907 play God of Vengeance  resulted in a famed...
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"Miṭ zeyer fil ilusṭratsyes un bilder in ṭeḳsṭ"
Topic: Yiddish language
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by Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903; Maryson, Jacob Abraham. 1866-1919
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Translation of the First principles
Topics: Knowledge, Theory of, Evolution, Philosophy and religion