Yiddish Courses for Fall 2021

Content for Fall 2021


Yiddish 103 (3) History of Yiddish Culture in English. 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: Regarding “in-person” instruction please contact Professor Karen Feldman.