The History of Yiddish

Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews.

Yiddish is the historic language of Ashkenazic (Central and East European) Jewry, and is the third principal literary language in Jewish history, after classical Hebrew and (Jewish) Aramaic.

The language is characterized by a synthesis of Germanic (the majority component, derived from medieval German city dialects, themselves recombined) with Hebrew and Aramaic.

Yiddish Agora

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May 14, 2019
Alan Astro has compiled the first anthology of Latin American Yiddish writings translated into English. Included are wor...
January 30, 2019
Eliezer Steinbarg: A Collection of Poems for Children in Yiddish, Illustrator: Nurit Yuval, Tsur-ot, Jerusalem 2013. ISB...
January 30, 2019
In the era of Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg, movie moguls tended to spice their jargon with expressions from the co...

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10:00 am 2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program
2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 11:00 am
2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program
The Yiddish Book Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program are now open. The program is designed to train Yiddish teachers in communicative language pedagogy, provide them with resources
Apr
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10:00 pm 2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program @ Yiddish Book Center
2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program @ Yiddish Book Center
Apr 12 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 11:00 pm
2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program @ Yiddish Book Center | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States
The Yiddish Book Center is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Program are now open. The program is designed to train Yiddish teachers in communicative language pedagogy, provide them with resources
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3:09 pm About the Great Jewish Books Sum...
About the Great Jewish Books Sum...
Jul 1 @ 3:09 pm – Aug 2 @ 4:09 pm
About the Great Jewish Books Summer Program
Session 1: July 21–26, 2019 Session 2: July 28–August 2, 2019 Apply now At the Yiddish Book Center’s Great Jewish Books Summer Program, rising high school juniors and seniors read selections from important works of
Aug
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9:00 am Workshop on Teaching Yiddish
Workshop on Teaching Yiddish
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 10:00 am
Workshop on Teaching Yiddish
Workshop on Teaching Yiddish August 5–9, 2019 During the week after the Summer Program ends, participants interested in issues of teaching Yiddish will spend a week of study, discussion, and demonstration. To be addressed: general