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Community Open House at the Yiddish Book Center

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

| Free

Join us for a day of events featuring the 2014 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by Professor Ruth Wisse: “Is Yiddish a Funny Language?”

All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule:
11a & 1p | Your the World’s First Yiddish Museum
11a-2p | Yiddish Print Shop Demonstration
2p | 2014 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by Professor Ruth Wisse: “Is Yiddish a Funny Language?

ABOUT the 2014 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by Professor Ruth Wisse: “Is Yiddish a Funny Language?” –
Ruth Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, will discuss Yiddish and her recent book “No Joke, Making Jewish Humor.” That Yiddish developed a tradition of humor is somewhat at odds with its near-annihilation during the Second World War. How did the part of Jewishness that suffered the most extreme damage become the part that is often played for comedy?

For more information please visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/04/community-open-house or call 413-256-4900.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/14/04/community-open-house

Organizer

Yiddish Book Center
Phone:
413-256-4900
Website:
www.yiddishbookcenter.org

Venue

Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Phone:
413-256-4900
Website:
www.yiddishbookcenter.org