Live at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts
Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock? Are the creatures in Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are based on Holocaust survivors? And how has Yiddish, a language without a country, influenced Hollywood? These and other questions are explored in the new stunning and rich anthology, How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish, edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. This talk was recorded on March 1, 2020, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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