Podcast: Meena Viswanath on How the Duolingo App Became an Unwitting Arbiter of Modern Jewish Identity https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/arts-culture/2021/04/podcast-meena-viswanath-on-how-the-duolingo-app-became-an-unwitting-arbiter-of-modern-jewish-identity/

With its new Yiddish course, the language-learning app Duolingo sparked major disagreements over Jewish identity. One of the course developers joins us to discuss what happened.

April 15, 2021 | Meena Viswanath, Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic
About the author: Meena Viswanath is an engineer, a Yiddish expert, and one of the developers of the Yiddish course on the language-learning app Duolingo. A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

In Germany, a student takes part in a course taught as part of the Yiddish Summer Weimar of 2018, a summer institute and festival focused on Yiddish, while a Yiddish alphabet hangs on the wall. Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images.

This Week’s Guest: Meena Viswanath

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