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Yiddish oral traditions of the batkhonim and multilingualism in Hasidic communities

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(Translated by the author) Jewish oral traditions in Yiddish comprise, along with other speech events, the following main elements: Examples of the spoken language that express multiple aspects of social life and daily reality, including personal accounts of oral history. An analysis of such speech acts or discourse can give us a better understanding of many areas of Jewish life in the Ashkenazi communities. Oral practices linked to liturgy or para-liturgy, traditions of reading, translat...


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