$4m for Yiddish studies

July 18, 2008

A veteran US comedy writer and producer has donated $4m (£2m) to endow an academic chair in Yiddish language and culture at UCLA. The gift by Michael “Mickey” Ross will go to the university’s Centre for Jewish Study, where Yiddish has been taught for 30 years.

Last updated: 10:50am, July 17 2008