Thanks to Yiddish’s status as an official minority language in Sweden, the Scandinavian nation finances many initiatives to encourage its use.
The special issue of the Journal of Jewish languages explores the impact of the pioneering sociolinguist’s work.
Among Karpinovitch’s most memorable characters is Tall Tamara, the Jewish streetwalker who refused the Nazis‘ command to undress.
“Shtetl Love Song” belongs to the genre of homespun shtetl literature, which began with Mendele Mocher Sforim’s autobiography, “Shloyme Ben Khayems.”
Get your Hanukkah party started by watching this Yiddish video.
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