Michael Wex on Yiddish expressions
Wed 8. Oct | Kl 18.00
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.