By Jeffrey Shandler

ISBN-10: 0520244168

ISBN-13: 9780520244160

ISBN-10: 0520258118

ISBN-13: 9780520258112

Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish within the six many years because the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of way of life for thousands of Jews to what the writer phrases a postvernacular language of various and increasing symbolic price. With an intensive command of recent Yiddish tradition in addition to its centuries-old heritage, Jeffrey Shandler investigates the extraordinary variety of latest encounters with the language. His examine traverses the extensive spectrum of people that interact with Yiddish—from Hasidim to avant-garde performers, Jews in addition to non-Jews, fluent audio system in addition to those that recognize very little Yiddish—in groups around the Americas, in Europe, Israel, and different outposts of "Yiddishland."

Show description

Read Online or Download Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture PDF

Similar judaism books

Joy Ladin's Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders PDF

Professor Jay Ladin made headlines worldwide while, after years of educating literature at Yeshiva college, he lower back to the Orthodox Jewish campus as a woman—Joy Ladin. In during the Door of lifestyles, pleasure Ladin takes readers inside of her transition as she replaced genders and, within the procedure, created a brand new self.

Get Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our PDF

Chapters of the center: Jewish ladies Sharing the Torah of Our Lives invitations readers into the lives of twenty ladies for whom Jewish language and texts supply a lens for realizing their studies. The authors do not simply use non secular phrases (texts, theologies, or liturgies) like a cookbook. as a substitute they serve readers anything toward a true meal, ready with love and goal.

Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah: New Insights and Scholarship by Frederick E. Greenspahn PDF

During the last iteration, students have committed expanding recognition to the various kinds that Jewish mysticism has taken either long ago and at the present time: what was referred to as “nonsense” through Jewish students has generated vital study and a spotlight either in the academy and past, as tested through the preferred fascination with figures resembling Madonna and Demi Moore and the turning out to be curiosity in spirituality.

Collecting Recipes: Byzantine and Jewish Pharmacology in - download pdf or read online

With a transparent comparative technique, this quantity brings jointly for the 1st time contributions that conceal assorted classes of the historical past of historical pharmacology, from Greek, Byzantine, and Syriac medication to the Rabbinic-Talmudic scientific discourses. This assortment opens up new synchronic and diachronic views within the examine of the traditional traditions of recipe-books and scientific collections.

Extra resources for Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture

Example text

Download PDF sample

Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture by Jeffrey Shandler


by Kenneth
4.0

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 40 votes