Khayim Shoys [English: Hayyim Schauss] (1884-1953) was a journalist, teacher and historian who devoted much of his creative energies to translating and explicating books of the Tanakh (The Hebrew Scriptures), especially the Prophets. His The Prophets of Israel, a two-volume study and translation of Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah (Book One, New York: Farband Publishing Company, 1942) and Zephania, Nahum, Jeremia.(Book Two, New York: Farband Publishing Company, 1951) are representative of his work. He is especially known for his book on the Jewish holidays, which was translated from Yiddish to English. Here we give several passages of Shoys's translation of Jeremiah from the above-cited work.
Selections from Jeremiah