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History of the Yiddish Language: Volumes 1 and 2 (Yale Language) (v. 1 and…

by Max Weinreich

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Max Weinreich's Geshikhte fun der yidisher shprakh [History of the Yiddish Language] was published in the original Yiddish by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in 1973.
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In rendering the History of the Yiddish Language into English we have encountered more than the usual measure of difficulty inherent in all translation.
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Yiddish and Ashkenaz:
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I.I It has happened more than once in Jewish history that fateful developments have had their beginnings in a tiny area: in the Land of Israel, where the people came into being; in Podolia, where Hassidism was born.
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