The Free Yiddish Library

The Free Yiddish Library (very much a work-in-progress in its early stages) aims to make translated Yiddish books accessible by publishing them under a creative commons license. 

Our first step is to publish affordable print editions, sold at cost price, using print on demand technology while also making free digital versions available online.

If you would like to participate (as translator/rights-holder or partner) feel free to get in touch.

Available Titles

Abraham Schneider  

An Anthology of Practical & Clever Phrases

​A collection of  Yiddish aphorisms and proverbs.

Abraham Schneider (1876–1960) was born in Berdichev, Russian Empire (modern-day Ukraine) and arrived in America in 1922 with his family—wife, two daughters and a son—via Antwerp, Belgium. 

A furrier by trade, Schneider was a passionate collector of words and phrases. He assembled the present volume in his spare time.  Includes a satirical sketch by the author. 

אַ זאַמל־בוך פֿון פּראַקטישע און קלוגע זאַצן
Original Publication: 1947

Genre: Reference

pp 108

ISBN 9781715260262

Forthcoming Titles

Abraham Goldberg

Creations & Creators

Born in Yarmolinetz, Podolia (modern day Ukraine), Abraham Goldberg (1883–1942) was a prolific writer, journalist, and public figure in labour Zionist circles in New York. 

Creations  & Creators contains nine selected essays of literary criticism from the author’s 1913 collection.

שאַפֿונגען‭ ‬און‭ ‬שאַפֿער
Original Publication: 1913

Genre: Essays

pp 108

ISBN XXXX