The Story of the Yiddish Book Center: This engaging, often funny documentary chronicles the adventures of an enterprising 23-year-old named Aaron Lansky, who rallied together an international network of volunteers and set out to rescue the world's Yiddish books. More than thirty years later, the Yiddish Book Center has rescued more than a million Yiddish books and helped save a rich diverse, and surprisingly modern literature from oblivion. A Bridge Of Books celebrates a pursuit that has become a powerful vehicle for the transmission of history, culture and identity across several generations.
The whole A shmek yidish—A Taste of Yiddish series in one playlist! Go through these basic lessons in Yiddish vocabulary, grammar, and conversation as an introduction to the language. Taught by Yuri Vedenyapin; filmed in the 2010 Steiner Summer Program by Joe Fenstermaker.