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  • Feb 15, 2012
  • 03:27 PM

Land of the Rising Zun: Yiddish to Japanese Dictionary Has 28,000 Entries

Ross Perlin / The Forward
Sadan pegs the number of Japanese proficient in Yiddish at fewer than 20, though more have partial knowledge of the language. All, he says, are driven by “healthy intellectual curiosity and interest in traditional Ashkenazic culture, which, unlike modern Israeli culture, seems to have much in common with traditional Japanese culture.”

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