Yiddish OCR

Yiddish Language

Yiddish is a language of Ashkenazi Jews, who come from a broad area in Central and Eastern Europe, where they were often isolated from other people, and thus kept their own language alive. Yiddish, which is written with the Hebrew alphabet, is a fusion of Hebrew and German with some Slavic (Polish) influences. The earliest written examples of the language date back to the 9th century, although it likely existed for hundreds of years before that.