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Yiddish: A Nation of Words by Miriam Weinstein

By Miriam Weinstein

This first-ever well known background of Yiddish is so energetic that it reads like a biography of the language.

For 1000 years Yiddish used to be the glue that held a humans jointly. during the intimacies of day-by-day use, it associated ecu Jews with their heroic previous, their religious universe, their more and more far-flung family. In it they produced one of many world's such a lot richly human cultures.

Impoverished and disenfranchised within the eyes of the area, Yiddish-speakers created their very own exchange truth - prosperous in appreciation of the kinds of human habit, spendthrift in humor, brilliantly artistic in protecting and strengthening neighborhood. For a humans of exile, the language took where of a state. The written and spoken observe shaped the Yiddishland that by no means got here to be. phrases have been military, collage, city-state, territory. They have been a people's home.

The story, which hasn't ever ahead of been advised, is little short of striking - the saving of a humans via speech. It levels some distance past Europe, from North the United States to Israel to the Russian-Chinese border, and from the tip of the 1st millenium to the current day. This publication calls for no earlier wisdom of Yiddish or of Jewish heritage - only a curious brain and an open center.

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