Yiddish Language

Yiddish (ייִדיש, יידיש or אידיש, yidish or idish, pronounced [ˈ(j)ɪdɪʃ], lit. 'Jewish'; in older sources ייִדיש-טײַטש, Yidish-Taytsh, lit. ' Judeo-German') is a High German-derived language historically spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews. It originated during the 9th century in Central Europe, providing the nascent Ashkenazi community with a High German-based vernacular fused with elements taken from Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as - later on - Slavic languages, and traces of Romance languages. Yiddish writing uses the Hebrew alphabet. In the 1990s, there were around 1.5–2 million speakers of Yiddish, mostly Hasidic and Haredi Jews. In 2012, the Center for Applied …



AUP: Athabasca University Press · 5 November 2021 English

Just north of the Arctic Circle is the settlement of Vorkuta, a notorious camp in the Gulag internment system that witnessed three pivotal moments in Russian history. In the 1930s, …

developments in the Soviet Union. The Forward was a Yiddish-language daily newspaper, founded in 1897, that by

UOP: University of Ottawa Press · 7 September 2021 English

Quelle fut l’influence de la société québécoise sur l’évolution du judaïsme à Montréal ? Quel fut le rayonnement de la présence juive dans l’ensemble de la province ? Ce livre …

particularly fruitful period of history, learning the Yiddish language well enough to read, speak, and translate other documents, literature written in the Yiddish language during the twentieth century in Montreal

AUCC: Association of Universities & Colleges in Canada · 4 March 2021 English

entrenched slavery and required that escaped slaves be The legal scholar grew up in South Africa and studied returned to the South…Should the property rules of the law and political …

ghettos and second time in history that a Yiddish language recording concentration camps in Ukraine,”

ECW Press · 2021 English

A challenging exploration of mental illness and disability from Governor General’s Award winner Jacob Scheier. Is This Scary? digs deep into internal landscapes of suffering, including depression and anxiety, chronic …

Of” are from Michael Wex’s Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods. In “My Last

CCPA: Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives · 19 December 2019 English

Winnipeg. [...] and law, municipal government, the arts Joe Zuken was instrumental in the and the Yiddish language. [...] as the example, as the model of what a Roz has been a lifelong resident of political political leader ought to be. [...] Folk School, she developed her love for the Yiddish language, the literature and history of the Jewish people.

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UMP: University of Manitoba Press · 2019 English

Between 1882 and 1930 approximately 9,800 Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in Winnipeg. Newly arrived Jewish immigrants began to establish secular mutual aid societies, organizations based on egalitarian principles …

became aware of a potential mass market for Yiddish-language publications. Despite government restrictions Yiddish, growing awareness of a mass market for Yiddish-language literary works, as well as the proliferation contributed to the standardization of the Yiddish language based upon a dialect (Volhyn) acces- sible in 1897, the Bund published an underground Yiddish-language newspaper, Di arbayter shtime (the Workers’ 1890s in the publication and consumption of Yiddish-language literature, newspapers, and journals had

MQUP: McGill-Queen's University Press · 1 January 2017 English

Born to a Jewish mother and Protestant father in 1923 Berlin, Gregory Baum has devoted his career to a humanistic approach to Catholicism. In The Oil Has Not Run Dry, …

unassimilated Jews of Eastern Europe and despised the Yiddish language spoken by them, without realizing how close

MQUP: McGill-Queen's University Press · 2016 English

Exploring a wide variety of examples from both the past and present, this collection defines cities as fields of translational forces, of languages in conversation and in tension. From the …

celebrated conference on the future of the Yiddish language held in the city in 1908: “We stroll in the of a Polish city, but also the capital of Yiddish-language modernism, trans- lated by force into a Soviet the city’s residents, was a centre of the Yiddish-language uni- verse. Kulbak (2008, 17–19), following

UOP: University of Ottawa Press · 2016 English

Meet Me on the Barricades is a hallucinatory, comic novel about leftism, modernism, and the Spanish Civil War. It features a guileless protagonist whose weak heart means that, instead of …

received lengthy, positive reviews in two Yiddish-language reviews, The Day and The Jewish Daily Forward

MQUP: McGill-Queen's University Press · 2014 English

What goes into making a life successful and what does success mean? If you think about a life as a chemical equation, then the elements are obvious: family, work, purpose. …

needed funds to get started. There was also the Yiddish-language newspaper, Der Keneder Adler, and the private

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