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A Bisl Yiddish: Day 2: Literature and Translation

Resources to get your started on your exploration of Yiddish language, literature, music, and theater.


Voices of Polish Jewish Youth

YIddish Women Writers

Short Works in Translation

Online Yiddish/English Dictionaries

Go On a Nature Walk with Mikhl

Actor, playwright and Yiddishist Mikhl Yashinsky ( goes on a nature walk as part of a series of short, whimsical videos that explore the Yiddish language. There is a glossary of words at the end of each video. This project is a collaboration between The Workers Circle and Mikhl Yashinsky #YiddishAlive. New videos will be produced regularly.

If you feel inspired, you could make a video to teach a few Yiddish words and post it on our ABisl Yiddish FlipGrid or use any other video tool and share it with our group.

Short Stories by Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916)

These short excerpts from the documentary film “Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness” by Joseph Dorman. This documentary focuses on the influence of three stories by the author and provides an insight into life of the shtetl.

Choose Your Own Yiddish Adventure