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Yiddish: the traditional language of Ashkenazic Jewry, spoken over the course of 1000 years in Central and Eastern Europe, and around the world.
Popular translations of the Torah
Professor of Yiddish studies Shlomo Berger presents three famous historical examples of how the Torah was translated into Yiddish in Eastern Europe throughout the centuries.
A look at attitudes to the traditional Jewish language in groups such as Belz, Gur, Breslav and Chabad.
A history of the Yiddish literary scene of post war Soviet Russia
Tracing the postwar history of Yiddish publishing in the Soviet Union, describing the infamous purge of Yiddish writers in the early 50's and the subsequent revival in the late 50's. Looking particularly at the history of the Journal 'סאוועטיש היימלאנד' (...
“I’m glad you enjoyed my Yiddish. Until now, when I’ve addressed the supporters of the Machne Israel Development Fund, I’ve spoken in English. But today I made a change and spoke in Yiddish, because Yiddish is always better – even than my Pidgin English.”
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