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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


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.


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

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Publication date

1st January 1997


Emanuel S. Goldsmith

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Fordham University Press


321 pages


Cultural studies



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