Yiddish Book Center, Talk



Yiddish Book Center (1021 West St, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)

 When Yiddish Was Young in Israel, with Shachar Pinsker | Thursday, March 23 @ 7 p.m.

Focusing on “Yung Yisroel” (Young Israel), the name of a group of Yiddish writers in 1950s–1960s Israel, this talk will examine the history of Yiddish as it played out in cultural production. Shacher Pinkser examines the writers in Israel who continued to write and publish in Yiddish, and he explains the influence of Yiddish on Hebrew cultural production from the establishment of the state in 1948 until today.

Presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s 2023 Decade of Discovery theme, Yiddish around the World.

This live event will be presented via Zoom. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—registration is required.