Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945

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Title
Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945
Abstract
An examination of Montreal's Jewish community during the first half of the twentieth century. In 1931, ninety-nine percent of the city's 60,000 Jewish residents reported Yiddish as their mother tongue, and Yiddish was the third most prominent language after French and English. The author explores the lives and works of activists, writers, scholars, performers and organizations that fuelled a thriving Yiddish community in Montreal. She also considers the foundations and development of Yiddish cultural life in the city in its interaction with broader issues of diasporic Jewish culture.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Date
2011
Language
en
Citation
Margolis, Rebecca. Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-1945. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011.
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