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The Soul, Sounds, History and Secrets of Yiddish

December 7, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


Yiddish is a culture of words, ideas, learning, expressions, and communication. It is an identity with a comic and tragic past that continues to inspire diverse feelings. It is a language rooted in Eastern European-Jewish history and became the ‘linguistic homeland’ of a people without a home. It was a language without borders that connected Jews, giving them a sense of continuity. Yiddish emerged and developed out of the joys and the tragedies of a people. This lecture will explore a little history, some insights, treasures and wisdom and a bissle humor. Riva Ginsburg continues to offer unique and entertaining programs that capture the essence of Mameloshen….mother tongue. One of her passions is to keep Yiddish alive in our hearts and minds. This event is also available virtually.