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Applications Being Accepted for the Great Jewish Books Teacher Summer Seminar

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applications for the Great Jewish Books Teacher Summer Seminar. The Great Jewish Books Teacher Summer Seminar is a program for teachers at Jewish middle and high schools interested in enriching their curricula with materials that reflect the breadth and depth of modern Jewish...

A century on, celebrating the first Yiddish-language college course

These celluloid cylinders at the Mayrent Institute contain the oldest known examples of recorded Yiddish music, dating to about 1901. Photo: Ron Wiecki, Mills Music Library, UW–Madison. By David Tanenbaum One century ago, the University of Wisconsin became the first institution of higher education in the Americas – and perhaps the world...