Teaching Yiddish in a Public School

By Robert A. Hess

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), January 1916

The author describes the Milwaukee Yiddishe Folkschule, a free Sunday morning school where Yiddish, Hebrew, and Jewish history are taught from a secular perspective. The school recently moved into a public school building and faced criticism from the Jewish community. The author defends the school, arguing that it is possible to teach Hebrew without teaching religion, that Yiddish is a real language, and that there is plenty of Jewish history to teach without teaching the Bible as a sacred document. Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities, 6:6

Topic: Religion and State, Hebrew, Education, Yiddish, Religion

Name of Publication: Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities

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Coverage: United States , Wisconsin

Language: English

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Hess, Robert A. Teaching Yiddish in a Public School. Bulletin of the National Conference of Jewish Charities. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). January 1916: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1535


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