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Prof. Paul Wexler

Philological Archeologist

Tel Aviv University

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Founded in 1963, Tel Aviv University is one of Israel's foremost research and teaching universities. Located in Israel's cultural, financial and industrial heartland, Tel Aviv University is at the forefront of basic and applied research in a wide variety ... more

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Join us as professor Paul Wexler enlightens us with his 3 theories of the genesis of Yiddish, where it began and how and why the language came about.He will discuss the structure of Yiddish and how it allows us to reconstruct the origins of those who speak it.

Annual Bernard Wexler Lecture on Jewish History 2005Paul Wexler is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at Tel-Aviv University , specializing in Jewish, Slavic and historical linguistics.The co-founder of the Mediterranean Language Review , he is the author of thirteen books, including The Ashkenazic Jews: A Slavo-Turkic People in Search of a Jewish Identity . He is currently working on a Yiddish etymological dictionary.

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5. The Ashkenazi Jews: A Slavic and Turkish People in Search of a Jewish Identity, by Paul Wexler, Professor of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University, 1993. In this book, Paul Wexler suggests that the great bulk of Yiddish-speaking Eastern-European Jewry have no genetic relations to the Jews of the Middle East and southern Europe and descends from Slavic (and to a lesser extent Turkish) proselytes who converted to Judaism. His argumentation is based on a linguisitc approach. He contends that, in East-European Yiddish, a number of basic Jewish ritual practices are referred to by originally Slavic words. His conclusion is that "The evidence provided by Jewish languages strongly suggests that there is little basis for the claims that the contemporary Jews of Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as their religious practices and folklores, are 'evolved forms' of the Palestinian Jews and their culture of two millennia ago.

"Wexler uses a reconstruction of Yiddish to argue that it began as a Slavic language whose vocabulary was largely replaced with German words.
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Paul Wexler, Professor of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University

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