Seminar I Yiddish and Daily Life


Dr. Oren Roman, HUJI
Dr. Oren Roman of Ben Gurion University of the Negev presented a lecture in the Beyond the Elite seminar. Roman, an expert on the development of early Yiddish, focused on the implications  everyday language spoken by medieval German Jews had on their interactions within themselves and with their Christian neighbors. Roman opened by discussing the sources which teach us about the spoken language of medieval Jews, and the differences between this language and the Middle High German. Then, through analysis of texts depicting the binding of Isaac, he suggested that studying such early Yiddish text can shed light of the some of the religious and cultural views of non-elite members of medieval Jewish society.


Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:30 to 12:00


Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Room 1001 Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies (Rabin Building)