Pedagogy

Reflections on the teaching and learning of Yiddish, as well as downloadable guides, exercises, and lesson plans to use in the classroom.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes

How and when do our read­ers teach khurbn mate­ri­als in their Yid­dish lan­guage class­es? We’ve assem­bled respons­es to this poll in our loyt di lerers series.

Pedagogy

My Hunger for Knowledge Was Immense: On Learning and Teaching Yiddish

Borodulin’s accep­tance speech for the 2019 Adri­enne Coop­er Dream­ing in Yid­dish Prize, in which he out­lines how he came to find a pas­sion for Yid­dish lan­guage instruction. 

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020

Look­ing to improve your Yid­dish this sum­mer? There are options all over the world, from tra­di­tion­al class­room-based pro­grams to music fes­ti­vals, and every­thing in between – and we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. 

Pedagogy

Call for Pedagogy Submissions: Class in the Classroom

A call for ped­a­gogy posts on teach­ing about his­tor­i­cal and present-day issues of class and labor.

Pedagogy

Beyond Fiddler: Teaching Representations of Jewish Eastern Europe on Film

Sarah Zarrow dis­cuss­es and reflects on her course Rep­re­sent­ing Jew­ish East­ern Europe in Film” in which she asks stu­dents to think his­tor­i­cal­ly about the images of Jew­ish life in East­ern Europe, using films as pri­ma­ry sources that speak not only to a his­tor­i­cal real­i­ty of their sub­ject mat­ter, but that also to the ide­ol­o­gy and his­tor­i­cal cir­cum­stances of the film­mak­er and of Jew­ish life in the time and place the film was made.

Pedagogy

On Literary Translation

Adri­ana X. Jacobs on her com­mit­ment to lit­er­ary translation.

Pedagogy

On the Pedagogic Uses of Literal Translation

Lawrence Rosen­wald con­sid­ers the uses and mean­ings of lit­er­al trans­la­tion in the classroom.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes

The lat­est in our series in which we poll Yid­dish stud­ies instruc­tors about a top­ic relat­ed to their teach­ing. This time, we want to know whether and how you intro­duce the top­ic of the Holo­caust in your Yid­dish lan­guage instruction.

Pedagogy

Guidelines for Yiddish in Bibliographies: A Supplement to YIVO Transliteration

The pur­pose of this doc­u­ment is to fill some of the gaps in the YIVO sys­tem of translit­er­a­tion for bibliographies. 

Pedagogy

Using Yiddish to Teach About German Antisemitism

Nine­teenth-cen­tu­ry Ger­man atti­tudes toward Jew­ish speech are a pow­er­ful way to under­stand the per­va­sive­ness and nor­mal­iza­tion of anti­semitism in Ger­man soci­ety even at a time when geno­cide was unthinkable. 

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