Michael Wex on Yiddish expressions


Oslo Jewish Museum, Calmeyers gate 15b, 0183 Oslo


8. Oct 2014, kl. 18.00




Tlf: 22 20 84 00 / Email: post@jodiskmuseumoslo.no

Michael Wex on Yiddish expressions

We are very excited to welcome Michael Wex to the Oslo Jewish Museum! The author of the popular books “Born to Kvetch” and “Just Say Nu” will give a humorous and interesting talk – “Don’t Knock Me a Tea Kettle: Strange Yiddish Expressions and How They Got That Way.” Wex will look at a few well-known Yiddish-expressions and explain what they tell us about the history, nature, and attitudes of the language and about why Jews felt that they needed a language of their own.

No knowledge of Yiddish is required. The event will be held in English.

Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.

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