Best Books Translated from Yiddish

recommended by Cheryl Collins

While the European culture that gave rise to Yiddish literature is fast fading into history, the novels, poetry and essays that are written in Yiddish allow us a glimpse into this bygone world. While the language has created a barrier for many modern readers, wonderful English translations are available. This is a list of my favorite translated works.

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