Yiddish in America: Essays on Yiddish Culture in the Golden Land by Edward S. Shapiro

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Yiddish is a rich, complex, and multilayered language, and that complexity is reflected in Yiddish culture. In Yiddish in America, Edward S. Shapiro has gathered a collection of lively essays on Yiddish literature, music, film, and journalism in the United States. This accessible volume demonstrates the enduring value of Yiddish culture through its reliance on solidarity, its artistic adaptability, and its balance of secular and religious characteristics. Shapiro also addresses the problems that have arisen when this vibrant language has been misunderstood or stereotyped, in a book that is sure to delight anyone interested in American Jewish culture. 

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