New English-Yiddish dictionary will evoke words of praise

New English-Yiddish dictionary will evoke words of praise

bl04-v-comprehensive-9780253022820_medOn Sunday, November 13, at 6 p.m., the “Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary,” the first English-Yiddish dictionary in nearly 50 years, will be celebrated at the program in honor of Mordkhe and Charne Schaechter. The celebration will be held at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan.

Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath of Teaneck and Paul Glasser, who will be part of the panel, were co-editors; their work was based on the groundbreaking research of Ms. Schaechter-Viswanath’s father, linguist Mordkhe Schaechter. The dictionary was published by the League for Yiddish and Indiana University Press.

Sholem (Solon) Beinfeld, the dictionary’s editor-in-chief, will the guest speaker. After the panel discussion, which will also include Chava Lapin, the dictionary’s associate editor, and will be moderated by Leyzer Burko, Lorin Sklamberg, the Klezmatics’ lead vocalist, will perform.

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