YIVO is an acronym
for the Yiddish
name of the Yiddish Scientific Institute, which was founded in Vilna
. It is a repository
of manuscripts of Sholem Aleichem
, records of Jewish
communal governments, and other historical documents and books. YIVO is now the standard
for Yiddish orthography
. The institute provides weekly Yiddish language courses as well as an intensive summer course.
Have a look at:
- www.yivoinstitute.org, for the main site
- http://www.yivoinstitute.org/yiddish/yiddish.htm, for information on YIVO and Yiddish; it also has many Yiddish-related links.
- http://shakti.cc.trincoll.edu/~mendele/roman.htm, for the YIVO version of Yiddish transliteration
Thanks to tres equis for the links!