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Yiddish

The Yiddish language offers a window into the cultures and history of the Jews of Eastern Europe and their descendents in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere.  Stanford offers introductory Yiddish language classes and literature courses where students read the works of Sholem Aleichem and Y. L. Peretz, Yiddish modernist poets, and the intellectuals who worked to understand the place of a minority language in modern society.

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