[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements--launch of Leyenzal - A Yiddish Literacy Project

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Sun Dec 29 08:12:28 EST 2013


Mendele Personal Notices and Announcements

December 29,2013

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From: Issac Bleaman usaac at keyenzal.org

Date: Dec. 27

Mir freyen zikh tsu meldn, az di ershte lektsye funem LEYENZAL iz shoyn
aroys! Der Leyenzal (www.leyenzal.org) iz a virtueler leyenkrayz. Yede
tsvey vokhn kenen di banitsers fun undzer vebzaytl leyenen an oystsug fun a
yidishn roman, tsuherndik zikh glaykhtsaytik tsu an origineler
video-lektsye vegn dem tekst. Ale materyaln zenen in gantsn af yidish.
Profesor Kalmen Vayzer (Yorker universitet, Toronte) hot gehaltn dem
Leyenzals ershte lektsye arum Ber Borokhovs esey "Di ufgabn fun der
yidisher filologye" (1913), lekoved dem 100-yorikn yoyvl funem verk. In
yanuar 2014 vet men kenen aroplodn a serye kurtse lektsyes vegn Mendeles
"Masoes Binyomen hashlishi", vos Yitskhok Niborski hot far undz tsugegreyt.


Ir zent hartsik farbetn af der premyere funem Leyenzal-vebzaytl. Di simkhe
kumt for zuntik, dem 12tn yanuar 2014, 7:00 af der nakht in shtot Nyu-york.
Arayntrit umzist. (Nokh protim shpeter: www.leyenzal.org)


We are pleased to announce the launch of Leyenzal - A Yiddish Literacy
Project (www.leyenzal.org). The Leyenzal is an online Yiddish reading
group. Every two weeks, users are able to download an excerpt of a novel, a
story, or a selection of poems along with an original Yiddish-language
lecture about the text. Professor Kalmen Weiser (York University, Toronto)
has delivered the Leyenzal's first lecture on Ber Borokhov's influential
essay "Di ufgabn fun der yidisher filologye" [The Tasks of Yiddish
Philology] (1913), in celebration of the hundredth anniversary of its
publication. In January 2014, users will be able to download a series of
lectures on Mendele's "Masoes Binyomen hashlishi" [The Travels of Benjamin
the Third] delivered by Yitskhok Niborski (Parizer yidish-tsenter).

Premiere in New York City

You are cordially invited to celebrate the launch of the Leyenzal. The
party will take place on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at 7PM in New York City.
Free admission. (More details to come: www.leyenzal.org)

Isaac "Itsik" Bleaman

Prezident, Der Leyenzal

isaac at leyenzal.org


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