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By Jeffrey Shandler

Adventures in Yiddishland examines the transformation of Yiddish within the six a long time because the Holocaust, tracing its shift from the language of lifestyle for thousands of Jews to what the writer phrases a postvernacular language of various and increasing symbolic worth. With a radical command of recent Yiddish tradition in addition to its centuries-old historical past, Jeffrey Shandler investigates the outstanding variety of latest encounters with the language. His learn traverses the vast spectrum of people that have interaction with Yiddish—from Hasidim to avant-garde performers, Jews in addition to non-Jews, fluent audio system in addition to those that be aware of very little Yiddish—in groups around the Americas, in Europe, Israel, and different outposts of "Yiddishland."

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