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Yale to offer courses in Yiddish to fulfill language requirements

Yale to offer courses in Yiddish to fulfill language requirements

Yale launching beginner Yiddish classes, expanding its program from translation and research to spoken language.Shira Hanau, JTA, 07/04/2021 07:10
Mazel Tov: Duolingo introduces Yiddish course

Mazel Tov: Duolingo introduces Yiddish course

Your Bobbe will be proud: Yiddish will be the 40th language offered on the app.Arutz Sheva Staff , 06/04/2021 10:44
How one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost

How one man saved the world’s Yiddish literature from being lost

Stories, places and events that shaped the Jewish world.Walter Bingham, 12/02/2021 17:35
The first ‘Harry Potter’ book is now available in Yiddish

The first ‘Harry Potter’ book is now available in Yiddish

Swedish publisher releases first-ever Yiddish version of Harry Potter.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 08/02/2020 19:36
Yiddish institute YIVO, facing budget shortfall, lays off its library staff

Yiddish institute YIVO, facing budget shortfall, lays off its library staff

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, dedicated to promoting study and preservation of Yiddish culture, faces major budget shortfall.Marcy Oster, JTA, 22/01/2020 14:14
Hollywood actor to be honored for promoting Yiddish

Hollywood actor to be honored for promoting Yiddish

Film star Seth Rogen to be honored for promoting Jewish identity, Yiddish.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/11/2019 23:57
‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish makes a match

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish makes a match

Life imitates art, actors playing young couple in Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof get engaged.Marcy Oster, JTA, 23/09/2019 07:18
NYC council member wants Yiddish taught in public school

NYC council member wants Yiddish taught in public school

City council member proposes dual-language Yiddish-English program at a NYC public school - the first of its kind in the US.Marcy Oster, JTA, 16/04/2019 09:03
Haredi school in UK rated 'inadequate' for teaching in Yiddish

Haredi school in UK rated 'inadequate' for teaching in Yiddish

Jewish private school for boys near Manchester rated inadequate by Britain’s education watchdog, citing how pupils not taught in English.JTA, 21/11/2018 19:03
'New Testament' - in Yiddish?

'New Testament' - in Yiddish?

Christian book translated into Yiddish found distributed along street in Jerusalem's 'Mea Shearim' haredi neighborhood.Haim Lev, 03/06/2018 14:46
95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches Yiddish at a camp

95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches Yiddish at a camp

At this Jewish camp, a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches kids both Yiddish and Jewish history.JTA, 03/02/2018 22:37
Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

Grave of influential Yiddish writer discovered at former gulag

Pinchus Kahanovich, Jewish writer and anti-fascist resistance fighter, perished in Soviet camp for political prisoners.JTA, 30/08/2017 18:32
Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Yiddish-Cuban opera to premiere in Havana

Opera based on 86-year-old Yiddish poem will have its premiere in Havana next month.JTA, 24/02/2017 03:28
Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Talk in Yiddish, not Hebrew

Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Talk in Yiddish, not Hebrew

In gathering, head of Vizhnitzer dynasty calls upon followers to give up cell phones - even Kosher ones - and speak in Yiddish.Michal Levy, 25/10/2016 11:40
NYC makes voting forms available in Yiddish

NYC makes voting forms available in Yiddish

New York City Board of Elections makes voting registration forms available in Yiddish.JTA, 20/09/2016 04:19
Veteran actor Fyvush Finkel dies at 93

Veteran actor Fyvush Finkel dies at 93

Fyvush Finkel, an Emmy Award-winning actor who began his career performing in the Yiddish theater, has died at 93.JTA, 16/08/2016 05:31
The Yiddish words I missed after my mother died

The Yiddish words I missed after my mother died

Language as an expression of love.Belinda Brock, 26/05/2016 02:10
Why scientists are fighting about Yiddish

Why scientists are fighting about Yiddish

Science has finally provided evidence that Yoda is a Jew — or at least he speaks like one.Cnaan Liphshiz, 26/05/2016 01:01
Shalom Aleichem comes to 2016 Tel Aviv

Shalom Aleichem comes to 2016 Tel Aviv

Arutz Sheva attends Tel Aviv Festival held in the writer's memory and watches the 1939 Yiddish film Tevye. No fiddlers on the roof.Rochel Sylvetsky, 20/05/2016 09:59
Yiddish speakers say 'Gevalt' over Trump's comment

Yiddish speakers say 'Gevalt' over Trump's comment

Trump's comments about Hillary Clinton being "schlonged" by Obama not welcomed by participants at New York Yiddish festival.Elad Benari, 27/12/2015 05:36
Video Campaign Target Yiddish Hareidi Aliyah

Video Campaign Target Yiddish Hareidi Aliyah

YouTube campaign by World Mizrachi movement, initiated by Jeremy Gimpel, calls on hareidi to immigrate to Israel - in Yiddish.Ari Yashar, 21/01/2014 21:55
The Yiddish Language Alive in... Japan

The Yiddish Language Alive in... Japan

A Japanese linguist, who compiled the world's first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary, proves one doesn't have to be Jewish to love Yiddish. Rachel Hirshfeld, 17/04/2012 12:22