Yiddish Revival

Once considered the language of an older generation, Yiddish is now being embraced by hip twenty- and thirty-somethings.

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This kind of innovative programming is helping to keep Yiddish and institutions concerned with Yiddish on the map. Yiddish is becoming a part of a new generation's cultural life, affecting its music, its literature, and even its tastes in humor. Yiddish may never regain its foothold in Europe, but it may have found a loving, remodeled home in North America.

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Aviya Kushner

Aviya Kushner is a Lecturer of Creative Writing at Columbia College of Chicago. She is the author of And There Was Evening, And There Was Morning.