The Oys of Yiddish: Essays on Yiddish Culture in America

The Oys of Yiddish: Essays on Yiddish Culture in America

By: Edward S. Shapiro (author)Paperback

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Yiddish is a rich, complex, and multilayered language, and that complexity is reflected in Yiddish culture. In "The Oys of Yiddish", Edward S. Shapiro has gathered a collection of lively essays on Yiddish literature, music, film, and journalism in the United States. This accessible volume demonstrates the enduring value of Yiddish culture through its reliance on solidarity, its artistic adaptability, and its balance of secular and religious characteristics. Shapiro also addresses the problems that have arisen when this vibrant language has been misunderstood or stereotyped, in a book that is sure to delight anyone interested in American Jewish culture.

About Author

Edward S. Shapiro is professor emeritus of history at Seton Hall University. He is the author of, most recently, We Are Many: Reflections on American Jewish History and Identity.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781589661370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781589661370
  • weight: 346
  • ISBN10: 1589661370

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