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Whitechapel Noise

Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914

Vivi Lachs

New perspectives on Anglo-Jewish history via the poetry and song of Yiddish-speaking immigrants in London from 1884–1914.

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Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344880
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Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343555
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Available May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343562
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Survivors and Exiles

Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust

Jan Schwarz

Studies the variety, scope, and character of Yiddish culture in different geographical centers after the Holocaust.

Hardback
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339053
eBOOK
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339060

A Fire Burns in Kotsk

A Tale of Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland

Menashe Unger
Translated by Jonathan Boyarin
Introduction by Glenn Dynner

A vivid novelistic account that details a crucial period in the evolution of Polish Hasidism, translated from Yiddish.

Paperback
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338131
eBOOK
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338148

Choosing Yiddish

New Frontiers of Language and Culture

Edited by Lara Rabinovitch, Shiri Goren, and Hannah S. Pressman

Highlights an international generation of scholars currently revitalizing the field of Yiddish studies.

Paperback
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334447
eBOOK
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814337998

Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage

Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business

Edited by Joel Berkowitz and Barbara Henry

Collects leading scholars’ insight on the plays, production, music, audiences, and political and aesthetic concerns of modern Yiddish theater.

Paperback
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814335048
eBOOK
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814337196

Yiddishlands

A Memoir

David G. Roskies
With a CD Featuring the Singing of Masha Roskies

A renowned scholar looks back on his life and the life of his mother, tracing the Yiddish experience through major historical events of the last century.

Hardback
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814333976
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Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335444
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Yiddish Folksongs from the Ruth Rubin Archive

Edited by Chana Mlotek and Mark Slobin

From the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a collection of traditional Yiddish folksongs by highly regarded ethnomusicologist Ruth Rubin, presented with added commentary from music scholars Chana Mlotek and Mark Slobin.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814332580

Defining the Yiddish Nation

The Jewish Folklorists of Poland

Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman

An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.

Hardback
Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780814326695

Paper Bridges

Selected Poems of Kadya Molodowsky

Translated, introduced, and edited by Kathryn Hellerstein

A collection of poems by an accomplished modern Yiddish poet.

Paperback
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814327180
Hardback
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814328460
eBOOK
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814338292

An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry

Bilingual Edition

Selected and Translated by Ruth Whitman

Originally published in 1966, An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry was the first bilingual anthology to feature the rich, spirited, and passionate Yiddish poetry of the twentieth century

Paperback
Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814325339

I Want to Fall Like This

Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman, A Bilingual Edition

Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman
Translated from the Yiddish by Seymour Levitan
With an Introduction by David G. Roskies

Selected poems from Rukhl Fishman.

Paperback
Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814325414

A Shtetl and Other Yiddish Novellas

Edited by Ruth Wisse

All share a common setting—the Eastern European Jewish town or shtetl, and all deal in different ways with a single topic—the Jewish confrontation with modernity.

Paperback
Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318492