Thu, Oct 21 | Live via Zoom

How learning Yiddish makes you think more Jewish

In this talk, Rukhl Schaechter will teach proverbs and expressions that demonstrate the unique way that Yiddish-speaking Jews experienced the world.
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How learning Yiddish makes you think more Jewish

Time & Location

Oct 21, 7:00 PM
Live via Zoom

About the Event

Until the Holocaust, Yiddish  was the daily language of most Jews throughout eastern Europe for a  thousand years. When students take a Yiddish course today, they're  learning not just grammar and pronunciation, but how their grandparents  and great-grandparents actually related to their relatives, friends and  their community. In this talk, Rukhl Schaechter will teach proverbs and  expressions that demonstrate the unique way that Yiddish-speaking Jews experienced the world.

Rukhl Schaechter is the editor of the Forverts where she hosts the YouTube series, Yiddish Word of the Day, and produces Yiddish cooking shows with English subtitles, while also  publishing Yiddish articles about the latest research on Yiddish  literature, folklore and East European Jewish history, and Yiddish events  around the world.

Her biggest source of nakhes? Her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren all speak Yiddish.

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