4: Translations of the poem’s last line, Irving Howe (1969, 1987) and Kathryn Hellerstein (1999).


Sources: Kadia Molodowsky, trans. Irving Howe, “God of Mercy,” in A Treasury of Yiddish Poetry, eds. Howe and Eliezer Greenberg (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1969), 289-90.

Kadia Molodowsky, trans. Irving Howe, “God of Mercy,” in The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse, eds. Howe, Ruth R. Wisse, and Khone Shmeruk (New York: Viking Penguin, 1987), 331-32.

Kadia Molodowsky, trans. Kathryn Hellerstein, “Merciful God,” in Paper Bridges: Selected Poems of Kadya Molodowsky, ed. Hellerstein (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1999), 355.