12 2021

Yiddish: Biography of a Language

4:30PM - 5:30PM  

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Jeffrey Shandler’s new book, Yiddish: Biography of a Language, engages with the Yiddish language in the unusual form of a biographical profile. In conversation with literary scholar, Joshua Lambert (Wellesley College), Shandler will discuss how this approach to telling the story of Yiddish offers revealing insights into the language’s dynamic relationship with its speakers and their culture. Together, Shandler and Lambert will explore the wide range of symbolic values that Yiddish speakers and others have invested in the language over the centuries.

This event will be held virtually. Advance registration required.

Register at https://bildnercenter.rutgers.edu/events/upcoming-events/range.listevents/-

Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life