Courses

Yiddish Courses for Fall 2021

Content for Fall 2021

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Yiddish 103 (3) Yiddish Literature. Burko, A.

“History of Yiddish Culture”.  This course will trace the development of Yiddish culture from the first settlement of Jews in German lands through centuries of life in Eastern Europe, down to the main cultural centers today in Israel and America. The course will examine how changes in Jewish life have found expression in the Yiddish language. It will provide an introduction to Yiddish literature in English translation, supplemented by excursions into Yiddish music, folklore, theater, and film.  Note: this course will be taught entirely remote (online).