The Abandoned Book and other Yiddish Stories: An Anthology of PaknTreger Translations
Edited by Eitan Kensky
Yiddish Book Center
The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, founded in 1980, is the repository of more than a million Yiddish books that would otherwise likely be abandoned or destroyed. The story of its founding is told by founder Aaron Lansky in his 2004 book, Outwitting History.
In 1982, the centre began to publish a magazine, PaknTreger (parcel carrier), which contains articles, stories and poems of Jewish and specifically Yiddish interest. [Read more…]