Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University To Establish Yiddish Studies Center

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is establishing Israel’s newest center for Yiddish studies.

David G. Roskies, professor of Yiddish literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, has been tapped to head the new center, located in Beersheba.

The center will host workshops and colloquia, publish forgotten Yiddish works, and collaborate with Yiddish research centers in Tel Aviv, Paris and Amherst, Mass.

The center, which university officials says is “catering to the increasing interest in Yiddish culture in Israel,” aims to enable a new generation of Yiddish scholars to continue academic studies of the language and its literature into the 21st century.




Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.