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New Theories About the History of Yiddish and Origins of Ashkenazic Jews

Monday, February 26, 2018 • 11 Adar 5778

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

New Theories about History of Yiddish and Origins of Ashkenazic Jews With Professor Kalman Weiser, York University

 

When, where, why, how did Yiddish come into being? Are Ashkenazic Jews actually the descendants of ancient Judeans, or is there some other, more controversial explanation? Come and learn what linguistics, history, and genetics can combine to tell us about the origins of Europe’s Jews and their unique language.

 

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