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Early 20th Century America Yiddish Poetry with Rabbi Weiner
Tuesday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
With the waves of Jewish immigration to the US around the turn of the 20th century came a number of gifted poets and writers in whose work the Old World grappled with the Golden Land. New York was the setting for much of their labor, which included the formation of several poetic “schools ,” each complete with its own manifesto. Ruth Wisse has chronicled this world evocatively in her book A Little Love in Big Manhattan (1988), focusing in particular on the group known as Di Yunge (“the Young Ones”) and its two standouts: Mani Leib and Moshe – Leyb Halpern. Join Rabbi Weiner for a four – session introduction to this largely forgotten literary world. Using Wisse’s text as a starting point, and relying on additional historical material and the poetry itself — both in translation and the original language — we will gain a glimmer of understanding into the circumstances, aspirations, struggles, and achievements of these remarkable Jewish artists.
Adult Education Class. Registration is required.
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