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Yiddish: A Love Story

You are cordially invited to the fifth in a series of presentations from some of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s top researchers in their fields: YIDDISH: A LOVE STORY
Prof. David Roskies, head of the Centre of Yiddish
Studies at BGU and the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair
in Yiddish Literature and Culture and Professor of
Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary
in New York City (JTS), is a preeminent scholar and
teacher in Yiddish language, literature and Eastern
European Jewish culture.
Roskies was born in 1948 in Montreal, where his family
emigrated in 1940 from Vilnius. His mother Masha
(born in 1906 in Vilnius) and her family were forced to
flee Europe for Montreal, via Lisbon and New York in
1940. Her Montreal home became a salon for Yiddish
writers, actors, and artists such as Isaac B. Singer,
Melech Ravitch, Itsik Manger, Avrom Sutzkever and
Rachel Korn.
Prof. Roskies will be reading from and discussing
his book Yiddishlands: A Memoir, which won the
Canadian Jewish Book Award for 2008.
If you would like to purchase Yiddishlands in advance you
can do so here: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/
Yiddishlands-David-Roskies/9780814333976

Prof. David Roskies, head of the Centre of Yiddish Studies at BGU and the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chairin Yiddish Literature and Culture and Professor of Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminaryin New York City (JTS), is a preeminent scholar and teacher in Yiddish language, literature and Eastern European Jewish culture.

 

Roskies was born in 1948 in Montreal, where his familyemigrated in 1940 from Vilnius. His mother Masha(born in 1906 in Vilnius) and her family were forced toflee Europe for Montreal, via Lisbon and New York in1940. Her Montreal home became a salon for Yiddish writers, actors, and artists such as Isaac B. Singer, Melech Ravitch, Itsik Manger, Avrom Sutzkever and Rachel Korn.

 

Prof. Roskies will be reading from and discussinghis book Yiddishlands: A Memoir, which won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for 2008. If you would like to purchase Yiddishlands in advance you can do so here

 

 Monday, 5 March 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

West London Synagogue

34 Upper Berkeley Street, London W1H 5QE

 

R.S.V.P. to BGUF on 020 7446 8558 or

bengurion.foundation@bguf.org.uk, by Friday 2nd March