Four Examples of What Happened to Yiddish After It Reached the United States

In some cases, changes were minor. In others, Yiddish phrases were transformed nearly beyond recognition.

November 3, 2021 | Philologos
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Women surrounded by posters in English and Yiddish supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt teach other women how to vote in 1935. International Ladies Garment Workers Union Photographs (1885-1985), Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

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