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How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

March 3, 2021
7:00 pm


Brooks Memorial Library
Painting of Jewish immigrants arriving in New York by boat

Yiddish is imprinted in American English in terms like chutzpah, kosher, bagel, and schmooze. And the work of Sholem Aleichem, Anzia Yezierska, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, and Irving Howe shows the deep impact of Jewish immigration on the United States. Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans surveys the journey.

IlanĀ StavansĀ is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

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Starr LaTronica
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(802) 254-5290

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Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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