Mon, April 8, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU
301 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
RSVP for the Leo Baeck Institute’s Deutschlandjahr event in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.
A lecture by Professor Tudor Parfitt (FIU)
“The German language and the Jews: a few ‘what ifs’”
The effect of the western Haskalah was to make German, not Yiddish or Hebrew, the language of the Jews of German speaking countries. Later, German was close to becoming the language of the Jews of Palestine, and even closer to becoming the language of the United States of America. What would this have done for the notion of Jewish unity? What if….
Light refreshments to be served.
This event is part of the Year of German-American Friendship, initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).