This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts.
Unlike the dictionary’s printed edition, which can only be consulted by looking up English words to find their Yiddish equivalents, the new online version is also searchable from Yiddish to English.
The dictionary, compiled by Gitl Schaechter-Vishwanath and Dr. Hershl Glasser and based on the lexicographic work of Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter, includes more than 50,000 entries and 33,000 subentries. While the printed version of the dictionary, which has appeared in three editions since it was first published in 2016, can only be altered via new editions, the new online version can be updated as needed to accommodate new terms.
The Comprehensive English-Yiddish dictionary is not the only 21st century Yiddish dictionary that can be used online. The comprehensive Yiddish-English dictionary edited by Dr. Solon Beinfeild and Dr. Harry Bochner, can be accessed here.