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Modern Yiddish Culture The Story of the Yiddish Language Movement by Emanuel S. Goldsmith
  

Modern Yiddish Culture The Story of the Yiddish Language Movement

Synopsis

Modern Yiddish Culture The Story of the Yiddish Language Movement by Emanuel S. Goldsmith

The phenomenal rise of Yiddish language and culture is one of the most interesting and colorful sagas of modern Jewish history. In this significant book, Dr. Goldsmith relates the growth of Yiddish to the explosion of Jewish literature, the surge of Zionism, and the popularity of Socialism that impacted upon the Jews of Europe, America, and Israel. Including a study of the major personalities associated with the first Yiddish Language Conference (1908,) this is the first comprehensive work to explore a movement that affected the lives of millions of Jews before the Holocaust and continues to influence Jewish life throughout the world.

Reviews

Of great value. I recommend it to everyone interested in Yiddish and Jewish culture. -- -Isaac Bashevis Singer * Nobel Prize Laureate *


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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 1997

Author

Emanuel S. Goldsmith

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Publisher

Fordham University Press

Format

Paperback
321 pages

Categories


Judaism
Cultural studies

ISBN

9780823216956

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