Legends of the AlefBet: Virtual Lecture & Live Art Sale


Live on the Yiddishkayt Initiative Facebook page. Streaming live from Gallery 22 - Yaacov Heller. LECTURE: Miriam Hoffman’s epic examination of the origins of written language. At Columbia University, Professor Hoffman spent decades researching the folklore and legends of the ancient Hebrew and Yiddish alphabets. Now, utilizing and illustrating that research, Professor Hoffman entertains and educates her readers with the amazing stories that illuminate our modern languages. Utilizing the original 1919 artistic serigraphs of master artist Ben-Tsiyon Zuckerman, as well as the colorful Alefbet of master artist Michoel Muchnik—plus additional artistic and related imagery—each letter is examined through its history [...]