The Sami Rohr Library of Recorded Yiddish Books

Yiddish, a language without a country, has an estimated five million speakers throughout the world. Recently, the language has seen a resurgence of interest, particularly among younger generations looking to reconnect with their heritage. Also, the number of speakers is increasing with the growth of Yiddish language programs in universities and adult education settings. In his Nobel Prize for literature speech of 1990, Isaac Bashevis Singer said we haven't seen the end of Yiddish. He was correct.

To help preserve Yiddish literature in its original tongue, Sami Rohr has commissioned a set of thirty “talking” books. Produced by the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, the set represents the finest in Yiddish literature, including such greats as Sholom Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Sholom Asch.

Thanks to a generous discount from the Rohr Family of Miami, we were able to acquire this special collection. You can find it in our audiobooks section on the first floor.

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