Yiddish Through Folktales and Children’s Books
Build on the knowledge and skills you’ve previously acquired in Yiddish, and expand your Yiddish conversation, reading, writing, and grammar skills. We will be reading and discussing children’s folktales and other texts written in various times and places, including: Y. L. Cahan’s Yiddishe Mayses (1931), A. Bromberg rendering of the Chumash (1954), and folk tales by Itzik Kipnis.
Prerequisites: This course requires basic knowledge of Yiddish, and is suitable for those with one session or more of Yiddish study, or previous Yiddish knowledge. Participants are expected to be able to read and write alef-beys, and are comfortable using the present tense and identifying past tense, and asking questions.