6 edition of History of Yiddish Studies (Winter Stu) found in the catalog.
September 1, 1991
Written in English
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understanding of Yiddish language and culture, which will provide context for visits to a Holocaust museum, such as the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst. Jewish History and Heritage The Yiddish Book Center’s collections and exhibits—which include an overview of Yiddish. The tragedies of the twentieth century, the decimation of European Jewry in the Holocaust and the repression of Jewish cultural life in the Soviet Union, drastically reduced the number of Yiddish speakers in the world; linguistic assimilation in the United States, Israel and other countries has meant that few people today are acquainted with the treasures of Jewish history and literature written in Yiddish.
Zachary Baker’s Essential Yiddish Books: Great Works from the Collection of the Yiddish Book Center is the most comprehensive catalogue published by the Yiddish Book Center, and one of the major works of post-War Yiddish bibliography.. It is important to clarify and reiterate at the outset that Baker’s bibliography is not a general list of the Essential Yiddish Books but a list. The “Yiddishist” book of Akiva-Yehosef Schlesinger ( meg) The Maharil and Yiddish ( meg) Yiddish and Rotwelsch ( meg) Review of the Atlas Vol. II Ber Borokhov's Philology and Literary History A Thousand Years of Yiddish in the European Arena.
One alumnus of that course, co-organizer Aaron Lansky, went on to found the National Yiddish Book Center, now the world's largest collection of Yiddish books and located adjacent to the Hampshire campus. Students of Jewish Studies may focus on a specific aspect of Jewish culture, religion, or history, or explore the unique position of Jews. Center for Jewish History and partner collections span five thousand years, with tens of millions of archival documents (in dozens of languages and alphabet systems), more than , volumes, as well as thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films, and photographs. The Center's experts are leaders in unlocking archival.
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A monumental, definitive work, History of the Yiddish Language. demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from other languages, its unique properties, and its versatility and range in both spoken and written form.
Originally published in in Yiddish by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and partially translated init is now being published in full in English for the first by: 1st Edition Published on September 1, by Routledge First Published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The history of Yiddish publishing has been marked by complexities and enormous challenges. History of Yiddish Studies book authors and publishers have faced government censorship, political upheaval, diaspora and a geographically fragmented market, weak educational institutions, the temptations of assimilation, state-sponsored repression, and the overwhelming catastrophe of World War II.
Yiddish literature | In the course of his studies, Lansky realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books—the primary, tangible legacy of a thousand years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe—were being discarded by American-born Jews unable to read the language of their Yiddish-speaking parents and grandparents.
Disaster, misery, and misfortune: you will find no better chronicle of the daily ignominies of urban Jewish life than in the pages of the Yiddish press. An underground history of downwardly mobile Jews, Bad Rabbi exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
With true stories plucked from the pages of the Yiddish papers /5(38). Inthe Sheridan Libraries acquired the library of Dr. Mordkhe Schaechter and his wife, Charne Schechter.; The collection includes over 9, Yiddish books and periodical volumes.
The Sheridan Libraries is now one of the leading research collections for the study of Yiddish language and culture in the North America. The director of Yiddish Book Center academic programs and a scholar of Jewish American studies, Josh has spent a lot of time perusing our collections.
He shares a few of his recommended finds here. The history of Yiddish literature falls into three general periods: Old Yiddish literature, Haskala and Hasidism, and Modern Yiddish literature. Old Yiddish literature (c. –) emerged in the areas that are now Germany and Italy.
Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. A history of Yiddish literature The image of the shtetl and other studies of modern Jewish literary imagination Dan Miron Snippet view - This book examines representations of modernity in Yiddish literature between the Russian revolution of and the beginning of the First World War.
Within Jewish society, and particularly Eastern European Jewish society, modernity was often experienced as a series of incursions and threats to traditional Jewish by: The MSt in Yiddish Studies offers a variety of subjects central to the linguistic, literary and socio-cultural history of pre-modern and modern Ashkenazic (Yiddish-speaking) society.
Subjects will be taught by Yiddish specialists working at the University and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture explores the transformation of Yiddish from a low-status vernacular to the medium of a complex modern culture. David Fishman examines the efforts of east European Jews to establish their linguistic distinctiveness /5(3).
A monumental, definitive work, History of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from other languages, its unique properties, and its versatility and range in both spoken and written form.
Originally published in in Yiddish by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and partially translated init is now being published in full in. Studies in Jewish History and Culture aims to present a wide spectrum of studies that cover Jewish history, society, and culture from antiquity to the present.
The series seeks to highlight diversity within Judaism as well as the interaction between Jewish and non-Jewish civilizations. Early Modern Yiddish Books in Paratextual Perspective. The notion of including Yiddish studies as a distinct discipline within the wider field of Jewish studies would have been virtually inconceivable before the First World War.
By the end of the Second World War, the Holocaust had devastated the Jewish communities whose language, history, and culture Yiddish studies sought to explore. She specializes in the field of Jewish performance studies and has written extensively on Yiddish theatre.
Her work has appeared in, among other places, American National Biography, The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East, Jewish American History, and Di Froyen: Women and by: 2.
The new book Yiddish in Israel: A History challenges the commonly held view that Yiddish was suppressed or even banned by Israeli authorities for. Yiddish literature encompasses all those belles-lettres written in Yiddish, the language of Ashkenazic Jewry which is related to Middle High history of Yiddish, with its roots in central Europe and locus for centuries in Eastern Europe, is evident in its literature.
It is generally described as having three historical phases: Old Yiddish literature; Haskalah and Hasidic literature. The National Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish books and share their content with the world. More t of our titles are now available free-of-charge through the Open Content Alliance.
You can browse our catalog below or search addition, we can provide you with used copies and reprints of most Yiddish titles at nominal cost.The Yiddish Historians and the Struggle for a Jewish History of the Holocaust identifies the Yiddish historians who created a distinctively Jewish approach to writing Holocaust history in the early years following World War II.
Author Mark L. Smith explains that these scholars survived the Nazi invasion of Eastern Europe, yet they have not previously been recognized as a specific group who.Yiddish literary figures, the Yiddish press and schools, and other Yiddish cultural institutions in Montreal are discussed in this book.
Rebecca E. Margolis. “The Yiddish Press in Montreal, ,” Canadian Jewish Studies/Etudes Juives Canadiennes ()