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Yiddish Book Club: Yentl

Shane Baker, Faith Jones, Eric Klein and I: In the Footsteps of Barbra Streisand. In the first episode of the podcast we discuss “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” by I.B. Singer: a short story about a Jewish girl who dressed as a boy, because she wanted to study. This is part one of a two hour discussion. […]

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Gentile Words, Jewish Meanings

What Yiddish did to German and other languages…. Wex is giving a lecture at the University of Adelaide! Click here for full details. Using a number of fairly common Yiddish words and idioms, this Special Lecture will examine some of the cultural and linguistic mechanisms employed by German and East-European Jews to transform the German encountered […]

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