Yiddish http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29438/all en Yiddish paper gives 'dying' language new life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/yiddish-paper-gives-dying-language-new-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It'll be computer scrolling, not ancient scrolls, for Jewish culture lovers when the world's most famous Yiddish newspaper relaunches its website Monday in a bid to stave off extinction.</p> <p>Forverts, founded in 1897 when Yiddish-speaking Jews from Eastern Europe were pouring into America, has been shrinking relentlessly in recent decades as new generations of immigrant families abandon their ancestral language.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/yiddish-paper-gives-dying-language-new-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Entertainment Jewish culture Technology Yiddish Yiddish language AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743751 at http://www.globalpost.com