First Online Yiddish Courses Offered

August 18, 2001

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On August 18, 2001, The Dallas Morning News reported that "Florida International University is...offering the first-ever Yiddish courses online. Sponsored by a local Jewish cultural center, the courses are helping revive the millenium-old language...Yiddish was the common tongue for Eastern European Jews...Its use dwindled last century due to cultural assimilation and the Holocaust...For more information, see www.yiddishculture.org/dtfl.html."