Journals and Magazines Translations (Yiddish into English)

Pending: Once Upon a Time, Vilna, excerpt from Geven, geven amol Vilne (Once Upon a Time in Vilna) by Abraham Karpinowitz, Pakn Treger Translation Issue, 2016.

The Red Flag from Auf Vilner gasn (On Vilna Streets), by Abraham Karpinowitz, April 3, 2012.

Abke the Chewer’s troubles began when he tried to do a good deed. He got himself into trouble and was thrown into prison. Not just for a summer, a winter, and then out, but for a good long time.

It was like this. One summer evening, when Abke the Chewer was walking down Daytshe Street, he happened on a guy hanging around the church. The gate to the German church was a regular meeting place for late night rendezvous. At first Abke didn’t pay much attention to the skinny suitor standing under the electric lanterns in a wrinkled jacket and worn out shoes. He figured the guy was probably waiting for a waitress from one of the nearby restaurants so he could take her to the little park on Troker Street. MORE

Tall Tamare from Vilne mayn Vilne (Vilna My Vilna) by Abraham Karpinowitz. Pakn Treger, Spring 2009, Amherst, MA.

Persistence_WebYiddish writing after the Holocaust is notably unsentimental about the world the Nazis destroyed. Many heartbroken people did write inexpertly about lost loved ones who appeared perfect in their absence; some of the yisker-bikher (memorial books for destroyed towns) gloss over painful details. But those same yisker-bikher present accurate maps, frank character sketches, and a realistic picture of the culture that was so brutally erased, and many expert writers—equally heartbroken—speak with great honesty about the world before the war. MORE

Journals and Magazines | Writing

Stories as Equipment for Living; Last Talks and Tales of Barbara Myerhoff, book reivew, Outlook, March/April 2008.

The Other Side of the Story Bridges: a Jewish Feminist Journal, autumn 2007.

A Taste of Yiddish Living Legacies, ed. by Liz Pearl, 2007.

The Moscow State Yiddish Theatre: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage book review, Outlook Nov/Dec. 2005.

An Evening of Yiddish Poetry Outlook, May-June 2003.

Chava Rosenfarb: Confessions of a Yiddish Writer, ibid, January – February 2003.

The Pekl Story pages 222-225, short story and commentary; Chosen Tales, Stories Told by Jewish Storytellers, ed. by Penninah Schram, Jason Aronson, New Jersey, 1995.

Reflections on Dirt documentary fiction. pages 110-111, Fireweed, Jewish Women’s Issue, April 1992.

Reason Enough short story, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, AM Radio, The Hornby Collection, February 1982.