Follow this collection of links to other sites and resources essential to the craft of Yiddish literary translation.


Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary:

Refoyl Finkel’s Yiddish Resources: (includes: a searchable Yiddish-English dictionary; searchable versions of: the Groyser verterbukh fun der yidisher shrapkhStutshkov’s Oytser fun der yidisher shprakh,  and Alexander Harkavy’s 1910 bidirectional dictionary; a Yiddish typewriter and spell-checker; and much more)

Morfix Hebrew-English Dictionary:

LEO Multilingual German Dictionary:

DICT Polish-English Dictionary:

Multitran Multilingual Russian Dictionary:

The Oxford English Dictionary:

Collins English Thesaurus:


Other Yiddish-related Resources

The Steven Spielberg Digital Library at the Yiddish Book Center:

The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe:

Index of Yiddish Periodicals at Hebrew University:

Az men zukht, gefint men! Dov-Ber Kerler’s Online Yiddish Resources:

Elektronnaia Evreiskaia Entsiklopediia (Online Jewish Encyclopedia, in Russian):

Understanding Yiddish Information Processing:

Yiddish Sources:

Google Chrome Yiddish Typer Extension:


Yiddish-related Organizations

The Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA):

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (New York, NY):

Maison de la culture yiddish Bibliothèque Medem (Paris, France):

Vilnius Yiddish Insitute (Vilnius, Lithuania):

Leyvik House (Tel Aviv, Israel):

Fundación IWO (Buenos Aires, Argentina):

Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Canada):


Literary Translation Resources & Organizations

American Literary Translators Association (ALTA):

Banff International Literary Translation Centre:

British Centre for Literary Translation:

Center for the Art of Translation:

PEN American Center:

Three Percent:

Words Without Borders: