Yiddish is a language that evolved from Hebrew and German and which unified Eastern European Jews for hundreds of years. Today, the vast majority of Yiddish speakers are ultra-Orthodox Jews. A growing movement of young, secular Yiddish speakers is trying to change that, however, and breathe new life into the language.
This video was produced as part of a digital media master's project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. For more information, visit thisisyiddish.com.
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