“Saving Books: Embracing Yiddish and Cultural Identity”
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
The Yiddish Book Center and the National Library of Israel – home to an estimated 80% of extant books in the language – have been working closely together for years to digitize all of the world’s Yiddish books! Join the Yiddish Book Center’s Aaron Lansky, in conversation with the National Library of Israel’s Yoel Finkelman, for fascinating insights into the preservation of Yiddish literature and reflections on the ambitious work of trying to preserve and open digital access to all Yiddish books. With: Aaron Lansky, Founder and President of the Yiddish Book Center Dr. Yoel Finkelman, Curator of the Haim and Hanna Salomon Judaica Collection at the National Library of Israel Moderator: Abby Joseph Cohen, NLI USA Board Member Part of the NLI USA Signature Speakers Series
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