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18:45 - 20:00 20 March 2014

What's Jewish About Jewish Folklore?


Lecture theatre G22 | Pearson building
UCL, Gower Street | London | Greater London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Itzik Gottesman, Associate Editor, Yiddish Forward Newspaper, New York., Itzik Gottesman gained his Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1993. He gained his BA, in English from the University of Pennsylvania, Phialdelphia, Pennsylvania in 1979.From 2000 till the present he has been Associate Editor, Yiddish Forward Newspaper, New York.

Jewish folklore is intimately bound up with the countries in which Jews lived and Eastern European folk tales and legends. This lecture attempts to extricate what is inherently Jewish about the many and varied stories which abound and still live in historical memory and how they interweave with other traditions.


Sara Ben-Isaac
+44 (0)207 679 3520 | s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk


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