The HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project Presents: Mensch, Bentsh, and Balagan: Language as a Marker of Jewish Identity - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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The HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project Presents: Mensch, Bentsh, and Balagan: Language as a Marker of Jewish Identity

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 8:00pm

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Using quotes and images, this talk highlights the diversity of American Jews by focusing on the diverse uses of “Jewish American English” – enriched by Yiddish, Hebrew, Aramaic, Russian, Farsi, Arabic, and other influences. Jews of various stripes use subtle variation in language to signal their textual knowledge, religious denomination, generation from immigration, ancestral origin, and orientation toward Israel. “Jewish language” serves not only to distinguish Jews from non-Jews but also to distinguish Jews from Jews.

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