The triumph and tragedy of Jewish self-liberation

September 26, 2021 by  
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When the leading scholar of Jewish literature of our time chooses to write a memoir of her career, it is hardly a surprise that its pages are filled with the names of the great writers she has encountered and studied. Ruth Wisse is currently a senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund, but prior to that, she helped found the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University in Montreal and then became Professor of Yiddish and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Read more

Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course

April 7, 2021 by  
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Duolingo, the world’s most popular language-learning platform, launched a Yiddish course on Tuesday. Read more


November 27, 2020 by  
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Yiddish is a most expressive language which often defies perfect translation into English as well as conveying its emotional intent. Read more

4000 Yiddish books emigrate to USA

May 16, 2018 by  
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Sydney’s The Australian Jewish Historical Society is preparing to send 4000 books in Yiddish to a central Yiddish book centre in Massachusetts. Read more