Mordecai Jaffe Papers
Scope and Contents
Manuscripts of Jaffe's poems, short stories, translations. Personal documents. Correspondence with organizations. General correspondence including Shlomo Bickel, Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, Abraham Sutzkever, Malka Heifetz Tussman. Family correspondence. Materials for the anthology of Hebrew poetry in Yiddish (published). Materials on the theme of motherhood in world poetry.
- Creation: 1909 - 1960
- Yafeh, Mordekhai, 1899-1961 (Person)
Biographical / Historical
Yiddish poet, literary critic, translator, teacher. Contributed to numerous periodicals including Morgn zhurnal (N.Y.), Jewish Daily Forward (N.Y.), Der tog (N.Y.), Zukunft (N.Y.), Freie Arbeiter Stimme (N.Y.), Letste nayes (Tel Aviv), Di goldene keyt (Tel Aviv), Literarishe bleter (Warsaw). Born in Dusetos, Lithuania. Immigrated to Canada in 1927. Settled in the U.S. in 1937.
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Language of Materials
Legacy Finding Aid
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- Opatoshu, Joseph, 1886-1954 (Person)
- Bickel, Shlomo, 1896-1969 (Person)
- Glanz-Leyeless, A. (Aaron), 1889-1966 (Person)
- Tussman, Malka Heifetz, 1896-1987 (Person)
- Charney, Daniel, 1888-1959 (Person)
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 (Person)
- Niger, Samuel, 1883-1955 (Person)
- Sutzkever, Abraham, 1913-2010 (Person)
- Jewish National Workers' Alliance (U.S.) (Organization)
- Central Yiddish Culture Organization (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Yiddish language -- United States -- Societies, etc.
- Yiddish poetry -- Translations from Hebrew.
- Hebrew poetry -- Translations into Yiddish
- Jewish day schools
- Jewish labor unions -- United States
- Jews -- Education
- Jews -- Israel -- Tel Aviv
- Labor Zionism -- United States
- Publishers and publishing
- Y.L. Peretz Publishing Company (Tel Aviv, Israel)
- Yiddish literature
- Yiddish newspapers
- Yiddish poetry
- Yoffe family.
- Zionism -- United States
- Language of description
- Script of description