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This Week in JPL History: The Yiddish Symposium

This Week in JPL History: The Yiddish Symposium

From March 12-14, 1988 the JPL held a symposium on Yiddish Montreal. The Symposium saw 19 speakers including Irving Massey, Pierre Anctil, Zachery Baker, David Rome, Eugene Orenstein, Brad Sabin Hill, Leo Davids, Felix Lazarus, Marie Poirier, and David Roskies. It covered a breadth of topics from Massey’s lecture on the poetry of his mother, Ida Maze, to the politics of Montreal’s Yiddish literary community. The keynote address was given by David Roskies on the topic of “Yiddish Montreal and the Tradition of Internal Jewish [...]