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    Community Open House at the Yiddish Book Center

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    April 27, 2014


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    Community Open House at the Yiddish Book Center

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

    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 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by Professor Ruth Wisse: "Is Yiddish a Funny Language?" -
    Professor 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?


    Yiddish Book Center

    1021 West St.
    Amherst, MA 01002

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    Admission Info:

    Free


    General Day and Time Info:

    All events indoors, fully accessible and air conditioned.



    Phone: 413-256-4900


    Accessibility Information:

    On site parking


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