Yiddish Background

The history of Yiddish goes as far back as the 10th century. It originated as the language of Ashkenazi Jews – Israelite tribes that settled in the Rhineland in Western Germany. Despite being a fusion of various German dialects, Hebrew, Slavic vocabulary and Romance languages, Yiddish only uses the Hebrew alphabet. The traditions of Yiddish speakers are very similar to those of Hebrew speakers and Jewish nation in general. Even though the number of speakers dropped significantly during the Holocaust period, Yiddish is nowadays a

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