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Kadar dives into historical sources--namely, extracurricular school materials--and contexts--namely, secular Yiddish schools--that have not received sufficient attention by historians of any stripe to date.
Both groups denounced as communist the world conference of 4000 Yiddishists, convened in Paris in 1937, which led to the founding of YKUF (Yiddish Cultural League), an international organization committed to support Yiddish culture.
6) Shlomo Berger has argued that Yehoash "wish[ed] to be modern, secular, and progressive, and nevertheless [felt] that Yiddish could not escape its religious Jewish past," describing the translator's approach as an "an act of poetic betrayal.
By the 1950s, the Holocaust in Europe and assimilation in the United States combined to reduce potential audiences to the point that Yiddish theater pretty much died out in the following decade.
a primer of Jewish culture; the origins of the Yiddish language), in which the author frequently overgeneralizes or offers patently inaccurate information.
Cecile Kuznitz's book focuses on the single most famous center of modern Yiddish scholarship, YIVO, which began work in Wilno (the city's Polish name, Vilna in Yiddish, today's Vilnius) in 1925.
Chapter I ("Yiddishism and Its Discontents") is one of the strongest, presenting a well-researched description of the debates and wranglings of the delegates to the famous Czernowitz language conference in 1908, debates about the "national" status of Jewish languages, especially between those committed to Yiddish and to Hebrew.
Based on urban ethnographies conducted in North America and Western Europe in the early 2000s, Wood's research developed from her study at a Yiddish summer course at Columbia University, her membership in Yiddish choral ensembles in New York, many visits to Yiddish music festivals in Montreal and Europe, and her personal encounters with musicians of the Yiddish and Klezmer revivalist scenes.
The Yiddish Festival is intended to celebrate Yiddish culture through music, books, film and food.
Mlotek grew up in the Bronx speaking Yiddish and attending Yiddish schools.
I'm sitting in a studio in Brooklyn with Target Margin's I cast and crew, at work on Uriel Acosta: Doubt Is the Food of Faith, I a piece based on a series of Yiddish, Hebrew and German plays about a controversial 17th-century Jewish philosopher.
The figure represents a sharp decline from 2008, when the Yiddish-speaking population in Israel numbered 160,000 people, or 3% of the Jewish population; and an even sharper decline from 1986, when 215,000 people declared Yiddish as their first language.