Soviet Yiddish

The Soviet Union designated Yiddish an official ethnic language but required a number of changes, often for ideological reasons. Gennady Estraikh has written about this in detail in his book, Soviet Yiddish: Language Planning and Linguistic Development.

Estraikh discusses a number of orthographic changes, but the most obvious seem to be:

These changes are evident in a collection of Y.L.Perets stories published in Moscow in 1959. His well known story, "Sholem Bayis" can be compared here in

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