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Lecture: Yiddish & Zionism

Hosted By: YIVO

This lecture will focus on the dialectical tensions between the Hebrew ideology of Zionism and the reality that forced it to play a significant role in the development of Yiddish culture. In particular, it will ask how the Zionist movement negotiated these tensions in Eastern Europe, in the US, in pre-state Palestine and, briefly even in the State of Israel.

This lecture will be delivered on Zoom as part of YIVO’s 2021 Yiddish Civilization lecture series.

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Rachel Rojanski

Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Brown University. She is a cultural and political historian of the east European Yiddish-speaking Jewish diaspora from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th century, with a special interest in American Jewish history, Zionism, and Israel Studies. Her research also encompasses Jewish Socialism, Gender studies, and the history of Yiddish.
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The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is dedicated to the preservation and study of the history and culture of Eastern European Jewry and Yiddish language.
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