• Art-by-Yoav-Rossano

"Yidish far ale" or "Yiddish for all". Promoting knowledge about Yiddish language and culture in Poland and Norway. 2013-2015.

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he main impetus of the Project is to promote knowledge about Yiddish language and culture. In one single century, just as Yiddish was developing into a forceful medium for modern culture, science and politics, it was nearly extinguished and is now on the UNESCO list of endangered languages. Yiddish was the fundamental determinator of Ashenazic Jewish identity, the key to their cultural heritage.

The principle objectives of the Project are:

1. Building and bolstering cooperation between Poland and Norway though exchange of artists, expertise and experience

2. Promoting knowledge about Yiddish language and culture

3. Contributing to the current resurgence of interest in Yiddish language and culture

4. Resisting stereotypes that denigrate Yiddish as a jargon and designate its culture as irrelevant for European heritage

5. Showcasing the achievements of Yiddish culture

6. Undertaking artistic initiatives inspired by Yiddish