From the Cellar to the Top Floor: Yiddish and Hebrew Press in the United States during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century
This lecture by Yael Levi will examine the beginnings of the Hebrew Alphabet periodical press in the United States during the second half of the 19th century and its establishment there – a fascinating chapter in the social and cultural history of American Jewry. How Jewish immigrants brought a major aspect of their bilingual tradition in Hebrew and Yiddish from Eastern Europe to America will also be explored, as will the means by which Jewish immigrants established their linguistic heritage and unique culture while acclimating to life in the New World. This lecture will focus on the formative years of the emergence of the Hebrew printing press in the United States and its effect on Jewish publishing and identity.
Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture in American Jewish Studies
The Rose and Isidore Drench Memorial Fellowship and the Dora and Mayer Tendler Endowed Fellowship