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Miriam Udel, Emory University 

This is a virtual event on Tuesday, November 17th, at 6:00 - 7:15pm.

Suggested Club donation:  $15


Miriam Udel

Editor and Translator of

Honey on the Page A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature

The first comprehensive anthology of Yiddish children’s literature in English


Miriam Udel is associate professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies at Emory University, where her teaching focuses on Yiddish language, literature, and culture. She holds an AB in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, as well as a PhD in Comparative Literature from the same institution. She was ordained in 2019 as part of the first cohort of the Executive Ordination Track at Yeshivat Maharat, a program designed to bring qualified mid-career women into the Orthodox rabbinate.

Udel’s academic research interests include 20th-century Yiddish literature and culture, Jewish children’s literature, and American-Jewish literature. She is the author of Never Better!: The Modern Jewish Picaresque (University of Michigan Press), winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience. Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature will appear from New York University Press in October, 2020. 


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Click below to download a sample of stories from Honey on the Page:

A Deal's A Deal by Solomon Simon

The Baker and the Beggar by Kadya Molodowsky




6:00PM - 7:15PM Tue 17 Nov 2020, Eastern timezone

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cheryl haas
Kobelah Bennah
Baruch Halpern
Robert Hahn
Sarah Zaslaw
Julia Covey
Greg Cole
Lili Baxter
Cathy Huyghe
Roxane Leopold
Brian Hooper
Pattie Lipman
Nancy Seldin
Lesley Oransky
Richard A. Williamson
Cheri Levitan
Linda Patterson
Miriam Udel
Elissa Henken
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