December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join author Miriam Udel as she presents her book Honey on the Page: A Treasure of Yiddish Children’s Literature
An unprecedented treasury of Yiddish children’s stories and poems enhanced with original illustrations
Honey on the Page lays out a feast of nearly fifty stories and poems for children, translated from the original Yiddish. Arranged thematically—from school days to the holidays—the book takes readers from Jewish holidays and history to folktales and fables, from stories of humanistic ethics to multi-generational family sagas. Featuring many works that are appearing in English for the first time, and written by both prominent and lesser-known authors, this anthology spans the Yiddish-speaking globe—drawing from materials published in Eastern Europe, New York, and Latin America from the 1910s, during the interwar period, and up through the 1970s. With its vast scope, Honey on the Page offers a cornucopia of delights to families, individuals and educators seeking literature that speaks to Jewish children about their religious, cultural, and ethical heritage.
Miriam Udel is an Associate Professor in the German Studies at the Tam Institute of Jewish Studies at Emory University.