“How Yiddish Changed America and America Changed Yiddish” with Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert | March 18, 2020

Lambert Stavans Bookcover

Join us for a book presentation with Josh Lambert and Ilan Stavans, co-editors of the recently published book How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish. Profs. Stavans and Lambert were recent guests on NPR’s 1A podcast to discuss their book and the popularity of Yiddish in American culture. Listen to the podcast here


Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7:00 pm
Place: Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

About the Event

Prof. Josh Lambert (UMass Amherst) and Prof. Ilan Stavans (Amherst College) will discuss their new book, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish—a diverse anthology of the influences and inspirations of Yiddish voices in America—radical, dangerous, and seductive, but also sweet, generous, and full of life. The book will be published at Restless Books in January 2020- read more about the book here.
The event is sponsored by Aleph: Institute for Jewish Ideas, the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Jewish Hartford European Roots Project.

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