Yiddish Especially in the 21st Century
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Yiddish Especially in the 21st Century

A conference on the future of Yiddish including an exhibition of rare Yiddish books, Yiddish music, and a talk from famed Yiddish book rescuer and author Aaron Lansky

Yiddish Especially in the 21st Century (photo credit: Courtesy, National Library of Israel)
Yiddish Especially in the 21st Century (photo credit: Courtesy, National Library of Israel)

Program highlights:

Host: Prof. Haggai Ben-Shammai, Academic Director, The National Library of Israel

David Blumberg, Chairman, Board of Directors, The National Library of Israel
Opening Remarks: Yiddish and Israeli Culture

Dr. Aviad Stollman, Judaica Collection Curator, The National Library of Israel
The Judaica Collections at the National Library: Past, Present, and Future

Aaron Lansky, Founder and President, The National Yiddish Book Center
Outwitting History: The Last-Minute Rescue of a Million Yiddish Books
(Lecture will be in English with simultaneous Hebrew translation)

Benny Mer, Editor Musaf HaSfarim, Haaretz
Yiddish without Yiddishkeit?

Avishai Fish will perform select Yiddish numbers

The talks will be given in English and Hebrew with translation.
Tickets are 30 NIS, and can be purchased with cash at the Library’s Financial Department, located on Floor -1.

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