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.

Later we hope to make 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