Yiddish Schmooze: World of the Yiddish Proletpén Writers
Join us on Sunday, May 2 to learn about the Yiddish Proletpén Writers from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Hear about the works and reflections of author Menke Katz as remembered by his son, Dovid.
About Dovid Katz:
Dovid Katz is a native of New York City who went on to found and lead Yiddish studies at Oxford for 18 years (1978-1997), and, after a stint as visiting professor at Yale (1998-1999), relocated to Vilnius, Lithuania in 1999. He is the author of Grammar of the Yiddish Language; Words on Fire: The Unfinished Story of Yiddish; Lithuanian Jewish Culture; and Yiddish and Power (in English); Issues in Yiddish Stylistics (in Yiddish), numerous works on Yiddish linguistics, and four volumes of Yiddish fiction, most recently Einstein of Svir and Other Short Stories (Leyvik House, 2020). He is currently at work on his Yiddish Cultural Dictionary: English-Yiddish Dictionary for the 21st Century (available free online). He edits DefendingHistory.com, a web journal at the forefront of efforts to counter the new East European incarnations of Holocaust denial. Many of his writings (including his translation-in-progress of the Bible into Lithuanian Yiddish) are posted on his website: http://www.dovidkatz.net.
This event will be held in Yiddish.
Free, but we welcome an $18 suggested donation that will go to strengthening our world-renowned Yiddish program.