ONLINEDiscussion on Shimon Dzigan: A Yiddish Comedian in WWII

July 18, 2020 Free
Shimon Dzigan (Photo: Hans Pinn/Israeli National Photo Archive)
Shimon Dzigan (Photo: Hans Pinn/Israeli National Photo Archive)

Come learn with Miriam Isaacs as she talks about her current project translating the works of the beloved Yiddish comedian Shimon Dzigan.

“Dzigan used to end his television shows by paraphrasing e.e. cummings. ‘Remember,’ he would say, ‘a day without laughter is a wasted day.'” Don’t let your Saturday go to waste!

Miriam Isaacs is a linguist and scholar of Yiddish. Her focus is on Yiddish language and culture, heritage languages and translation. She worked as a professor of Yiddish language and culture at University of Maryland College Park for 16 years.

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