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Germanic Languages & Literatures: Yiddish

Yiddish book covers, an illustration of Fiddler on the Roof, and a Yiddish theater poster


Afrikaner helfand [African elephant]. (1961-1980). In Groyser verterbukh fun der Yidisher shprakh, Eds. Judah A. Joffe & Yudel Mark. Van Pelt Reference Stacks PJ5117 .G7.

Library Catalogs

Freedman Jewish Sound Archive

The Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Sound Archive contains over 4,000 recordings, in Yiddish and in Hebrew, with entries that track bands, authors, and composer. Listen to sample recordings of Yiddish songs:
http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/freedman/

About Yiddish resources in the Penn Libraries

Penn Libraries collections include Ashkenazi Jewish history and literature, from the medieval period to the modern in Yiddish. Our Yiddish-language collections are selective, supporting the Penn Yiddish Language Program and the Penn Jewish Studies Program. Our partnership with other BorrowDirect+ libraries ensures access to other library collections in Yiddish.

דיקשאַנעריז

Resources for Judaic studies

Judaica Public Services Librarian & Archivist

Bruce Nielsen

Contact:
203 Library at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
215-746-1290

איבונגען אויף יידיש

היסטארישע צייטונגען - Histarische Yidishe bleter