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In the wake of immigration into the United States since the 1880s, English became one of the modern languages of the Jews. Unlike most other immigrant groups, whose respective mother tongues were usually linked to a specific country, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe brought with them at least three languages: the always transnational Yiddish, as the familiar language of the Old World; Hebrew as a sacred language; as w…

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Wirth-Nesher, Hana, “English”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0204>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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