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  • Dec 22, 2011
  • 06:14 PM

Gevalt! US college students lead surprise Yiddish revival

Haaretz
Experts estimate there are between 1 million and 2 million native Yiddish speakers in the world, but only about 500,000 speak it in the home — mostly orthodox Jews. When YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City began offering summer programs in Yiddish in 1968, they were the only such program in the world.

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