Culture in motion: Yiddish in Canadian Jewish life

Culture in motion: Yiddish in Canadian Jewish life

Show simple item record Margolis, Rebecca 2010-03-17T14:51:11Z 2010-03-17T14:51:11Z 2009 en 2010-03-17T14:51:11Z
dc.identifier Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 21(spec. ed.). en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract The past century has transformed Yiddish in Canada: it has moved from an immigrant vernacular, to a language of high culture, to a heritage language and component of Jewish popular culture. These changes are reflected in shifts in its institutional life, notably in publishing, literature, education, and theatre and music. The mass immigration of tens of thousands of Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jews during the early twentieth century rendered the language a significant force in Jewish centres across Canada. In the decades since the Holocaust, Yiddish Canada has shown vitality in the face of global attrition, both in modern secular Yiddish culture and in Haredi (Ultra Orthodox) communities. Its primary mechanisms for transmission are centred on performance as well as translation. en
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dc.subject Yiddish en
dc.subject postvernacular Yiddish en
dc.subject Keneder Adler en
dc.subject Dora Wasserman en
dc.subject Jewish People's and Peretz Schools en
dc.title Culture in motion: Yiddish in Canadian Jewish life en
dc.type article en

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