Thu, Feb 20 | TES Library

Yiddish Literature both in Europe and the U.S.

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Yiddish Literature both in Europe and the U.S.

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
TES Library

Event Details

There was a time, not too long ago ... when more Jews spoke Yiddish than all other languages combined ... when Yiddish, not Hebrew, was the language most often heard in Israel ... when Jewish scholars and artists wrote books, essays, stories, novels, plays, and poetry in Yiddish.

This “People of the Books” class will examine that time, and listen to the voices of some of those artists. (And don’t be surprised if we slip into “mamaloshen” now and then!)



Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg (Eds.), "A Treasury of Yiddish Stories.

To purchase this book online at Powell's Books in Portland CLICK HERE.


CLICK HERE to view a PDF of the Reading Assigments you can then print out.


 NOTE: This event is FREE to Emek Shalom and Havurah members as part of their yearly membership dues. For non-members, there is a $10 fee per event. 

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