Yosl Kurland, of the Wholesale Klezmer Band, shares his love and knowledge of Yiddish through song and story. This class involves examining a piece of literature – usually a poem or song – in depth. For non-Yiddish speakers, vocabulary lists (paying special attention to words of loshn koydesh origin) will be provided. We will discuss how those words carry thousands of years of references and how the poet’s choice of words express a Jewish way of living and of looking at the world.
Faculty: Yosl Kurland