Yiddish arose nearly a thousand years ago in Western Europe, flourished for centuries in Eastern Europe, and was brought to the U.S. and elsewhere by immigrants who built a rich cultural life with it. At Michigan, Yiddish is a vibrant language. We learn its idioms and grammar, read its literary treasures, and explore its centrality to modern Jewish life.
Yiddish courses are offered at U-M under two different sets of numbers, Judaic Studies and Yiddish, by the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, respectively.
Find out more at UM Yiddish.