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Miriam Udel: When Yiddish Felt Young

February 15, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Sponsored by The Grolier Club

Feb 15, 6:30-8:00pm EST

Throughout the first half of the 20th century, a literature for Yiddish-speaking children flourished on four continents. A traveling rabbi shares his Sabbath with a friendly lion; an engraved olive branch traces a century-long arc of exile and repatriation to the Holy Land; a boy tries and fails to dodge the ministrations of a Soviet hygiene squad; an intelligent mutt enlivens the proletarian adventures of his adoptive family.

Miriam Udel, a preeminent scholar of the Jewish encounter with modernity, who has translated and analyzed these books, will offer an overview of the corpus and share some endearing and revealing primary texts and examine their larger cultural significance. Dr. Udel is Director of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Emory University. Her talk will shed light on books representing ideological contests that shaped the Ashkenazi Jewish world.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-when-yiddish-felt-young-tickets-507751447247?aff=erelpanelorg


February 15, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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