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Fear and Other Stories

Chana Blankshteyn
Translated by Anita Norich

Translation of Chana Blankshteyn’s stories depicting the tumultuous interwar years in Europe.

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Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349274
$34.99
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Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349281
$92.99
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Published: May 2022
ISBN: 9780814349298

London Yiddishtown

East End Jewish Life in Yiddish Sketch and Story, 1930–1950: Selected Works of Katie Brown, A. M. Kaizer, and I. A. Lisky

Katie Brown, I. A. Lisky, A. M. Kaizer, and Vivi Lachstranslated by Vivi Lachs

Lively and engaging new view of London's Jewish East End through translated stories of its Yiddish writers.

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Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348475
$29.99
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Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348482
$92.99
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Published: November 2021
ISBN: 9780814348499
$36.99
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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.

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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348833
$36.99
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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814339053
$92.99
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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814339060
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The Yiddish Historians and the Struggle for a Jewish History of the Holocaust

Mark L. Smith

Holocaust history written and researched by the Yiddish scholars who lived it.

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Published: December 2019
ISBN: 9780814348413
$36.99
Hardcover
Published: December 2019
ISBN: 9780814346129
$89.99
Ebook
Published: December 2019
ISBN: 9780814346136
$24.99

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 to 1914.

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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343555
$34.99
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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814344880
$85.99
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Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814343562
$24.99

A Fire Burns in Kotsk

A Tale of Hasidism in the Kingdom of Poland

Menashe Unger and Jonathan Boyarinintroduction by Glenn Dynner and Jonathan Boyarin

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

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Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338131
$31.99
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Published: February 2015
ISBN: 9780814338148
$24.99

Choosing Yiddish

New Frontiers of Language and Culture

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

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

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Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814334447
$36.99
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Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9780814337998
$36.99

Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage

Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business

edited by Barbara Henry and Joel Berkowitz

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

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Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814335048
$39.99
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Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814337196
$39.99
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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.

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Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814333976
$29.99
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Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335444

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.

Hardcover
Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780814326695
$42.99

Paper Bridges

Selected Poems of Kadya Molodowsky

Kadya Molodowsky and Kathryn Hellerstein

A collection of poems by an accomplished modern Yiddish poet.

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Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814327180
$32.99
Ebook
Published: June 1999
ISBN: 9780814338292
$24.99

An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry

Bilingual Edition

edited by Ruth Whitmantranslated 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
$36.99

I Want to Fall Like This

Selected Poems of Rukhl Fishman, a Bilingual Edition

Rukhl Fishmanintroduction by David G. Roskies and Seymour Levitan

Selected poems from Rukhl Fishman.

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Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814325414
$22.99

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.

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Published: October 1986
ISBN: 9780814318492
$27.99