Yiddish Book Center, Hanukkah ideas

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA

Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 18 this year, so it's definitely not too early to shop now! Hanukkah Children's Books From unicorns to detectives, with plenty of latkes and even a bilingual Hanukkah story. Hanukkah Gift Ideas Menorahs, household items, book-related accessories, and other fun ideas. Hanukkah Toys and Games Memory games, arts and crafts, musical menorahs, […]

Yiddish Book Center, New York Jewish Book Festival

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA

View recordings NEW YORK JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL | Yiddish Literature, Translation, and Performance | Sunday, December 11, 2022 @ 1 p.m. EST Join us at the Museum of Jewish Heritage's first ever New York Jewish Book Festival, where we will present a panel, "Yiddish Literature, Translation, and Performance." With Center alums, Caraid O’Brien, Zeke Levine, & […]

Yiddish Book Center, Talk

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA

"Fear and Other Stories," with translator Anita Norich "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 […]

Yiddish Book Center, Hanukkah

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA

Chanukah, oy khaneke! Who knew that “menorah,” the familiar American Jewish term for the Hanukkah candelabrum, comes from Ladino? In Yiddish, the nine-branched candle holder is a khanike-lempl (Hanukkah lamp), and in Israeli Hebrew it’s a hanukia. That’s not the only linguistic confusion surrounding the Festival of Lights. According to Dovid Braun, “there are more […]