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Jewish RadicalsA Documentary History$
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Tony Michels

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757437

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001

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“Sow the Field of Yiddish Cultural Tradition” (1939)

“Sow the Field of Yiddish Cultural Tradition” (1939)

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Jewish Radicals

United Council of Yiddish Women’s Reading Circles of Detroit

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This chapter presents an overview of women's Yiddish cultural activism in Detroit. It centers largely on the work of the United Council of Yiddish Women's Reading Circles of Detroit in preserving and promoting Yiddish language and literature. The Council is a communal organization made up of twenty-five reading circles and study groups in Detroit, established in May 1934. It has facilitated many cultural activities, such as lectures and gatherings. And as the Council tolerates all perspectives, from the political right and left, and advances no political differences of opinion, it is able to entice a wider range of lecturers for the benefit of its members. The chapter goes on to describe the composition of the Council, its activities, and its aims for future projects.

Keywords:   Yiddish cultural activism, women's activism, Detroit, United Council, Yiddish language, Yiddish literature, cultural activities

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