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Yiddish Especially in the Twenty-first Century

Host: Prof. Haggai Ben-Shammai, Academic Director, The National Library of Israel


David Blumberg, Chairman, Board of Directors,
The National Library of Israel
Opening Remarks: Yiddish and Israeli Culture


Dr. Aviad Stollman, Judaica Collection Curator,
The National Library of Israel
The Judaica Collections at the National Library:
Past, Present, and Future


Aaron Lansky, Founder and President, The National
Yiddish Book Center
Outwitting History: The Last-Minute Rescue of a
Million Yiddish Books
(Lecture will be in English with simultaneous Hebrew translation)


Benny Mer, Editor Musaf HaSfarim, Haaretz
Yiddish without Yiddishkeit?


Avishai Fish will perform select Yiddish numbers


Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 20:30 at
The National Library of Israel
Edmond J.Safra Campus, Givat Ram, Jerusalem.

Tickets: 30 NIS
Tickets may be purchased with credit card Sunday-
Thursday, 9:30-15:00 at: 02-6584679, or with cash at the
Library's Financial Department, located on Floor -1.
*Orders may be cancelled up to 3 days prior to the event.

 

On exhibit, just this once:
800 Years of Written Yiddish: Yiddish Treasures at the
National Library of Israel
The exhibit will include rare items from the National
Library's collections, among them: Mahzor Worms,
which includes the first written documentation of
Yiddish; manuscripts by the most prominent poets and
writers; books printed between the 16th and 21st century.

 

For the event brochure, click here