Miriam Udel is associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Emory University, where she studies the Jewish encounter with modernity. She holds an AB in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, as well as a PhD in Comparative Literature from the same institution. For more information visit her web site: http://miriamudel.com
Udel was interviewed by regular Yiddish Voice contributor Lillian ("Leah") Shporer-Leavitt, who prepared by reading the English translation as well as the Yiddish original from scans of old books. Leavitt is an experienced Yiddish teacher and translator, and is currently offering Yiddish language classes on "Zoom" at Boston Workers Circle (https://www.circleboston.org/yiddishclasses).
From our archive: for Hanukkah: Miriam Libenson gives a tribute to Ben Gailing (http://www.yiddishvoice.com/gailing/), reading excerpts from his book Git A Shmeykhl. Originally recorded and aired in 1993 on Di Yidishe Sho (WBRS 100.1 FM/Waltham, MA).
Air Date: December 2, 2020
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