"At Least They Made Fun of It!": Generational Differences in Attitudes Toward Yiddish in Israel

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Itay Zutra, the I. L. Peretz Folk School Yiddish Teaching Fellow at the University of Manitoba, speaks about how older Israelis view Yiddish as something effeminate, sentimental and weak (and cites the 1971 Israeli film Shablul as an example), whereas the Israelis of his generation paid no attention to it whatsoever.