D9. Yiddish Stories in Translation from The Forward

  • 03/24/2020
  • 04/21/2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 03/24/2020, 4:45 PM 6:15 PM (EDT)
  • 03/31/2020, 4:45 PM 6:15 PM (EDT)
  • 04/07/2020, 4:45 PM 6:15 PM (EDT)
  • 04/14/2020, 4:45 PM 6:15 PM (EDT)
  • 04/21/2020, 4:45 PM 6:15 PM (EDT)
  • AC - Kennedy Building Rm. 119
  • 34



The Forward is a renowned Jewish newspaper published originally in 1897.In 2017, Norton published an anthology of short fiction in translation from the Yiddish edited by Ezra Glinter. The stories reflect 120 years in the life of the paper telling of the struggles of Jewish immigrants through poverty, two World Wars, assimilation and the development of a new American Jewish identity.

INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Tannenbaum is a longtime WISE instructor who has been teaching Jewish and secular settings since 1967. She holds a B.A. and a M.A. in English from Simmons and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Marcia grew up hearing “secret” Yiddish in her home and often hears her grandchildren speaking Yiddish.

REQUIRED BOOK: Have I Got a Story for You.Ezra Gilnter (Ed). W.W. Norton and Co., 2017. ISBN: 9780393062700.

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