Posts Tagged ‘ Yiddish poetry ’

This Week in JPL History: An Evening with Rochel Korn

This Week in JPL History: An Evening with Rochel Korn

On April 8th, 1951 the Library hosted an evening with Rochl Korn, a heavyweight of Yiddish literature who called Montreal home for many years. Korn was also a longtime participant in the cultural activities of the Library. First publishing her writing in 1918, Korn held a long career producing both short stories and poetry. In these early years she was known for her use of imagery from the natural world and later the rich internal landscapes she was able to create for readers. Her later [...]



This Week in JPL History: the poet J.I. Segal

This Week in JPL History: the poet J.I. Segal

On January 28, 1953 the Library sponsored a program in honour J.I. Segal at the Jewish People’s School. It was one of many programs which Segal participated in at the Library. For many, the poet needs no introduction; he and his work are familiar and perhaps even an influence. For others, this Yiddish writer and poet is an unknown. J.I. Segal immigrated to Montreal from Russia in 1911. He published his first poem, which was a love poem, in 1915 in the Keneder Adler, a [...]