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Mines is Yiddish Book Center pick

November 02nd, 2021

“The Rivals” and Other Stories by Jonah Rosenfeld, translated from the Yiddish by Rachel Mines, has been selected by the Yiddish Book Center as one of its picks for the 2022 Great Jewish Books club. The book is available through the Yiddish Book Center’s bookstore and online booksellers, including Amazon and Chapters/Indigo. Stories foreground social anxiety, cultural dislocation, family dysfunction, and the search for meaningful relationships – themes just as relevant today as they were to their original audiences.

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Amherst, MA. It boasts a collection of over a million Yiddish books, the world’s first Yiddish museum, various educational programs, and much more.

Jonah Rosenfeld was a prolific and popular writer from the early 1900s until his death in 1944. Although his writing received critical praise, very little was translated into English until publication of “The Rivals.”

The translator, Rachel Mines, lives in Vancouver. She recently retired from Langara College’s English Department.

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