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Joseph Witriol’s Journal – Part 21: Supercalorieflagellisticexhibitiondocious

Wednesday, 4th June 1958 – 9.15am

3rd day of diet – at least one has had sufficient will-power to persevere thus far. I shall probably be able to get down to 13 stone, the problem would be to avoid slipping back. 735 more words

Joseph Witriol

Inner Divine Intent and Purpose

Az a Yid kumt in a art, iz es tzulib a kavanah ton a mitzva, hayn a mitzva shebayn adam laMakom vehayn a mitzva shebayn adam lachavero… 38 more words

Yiddish

When the Weather Outside Is Sweaty

Northeast on Fire! Massive Heat Wave Bearing Down! No Relief in Sight! When summer comes, TV weather people shout these teasers at us, warning us to take shelter in air-conditioned libraries, avoid caffeinated drinks, and check on our elderly neighbors. 642 more words

Emess

Mit emess kump men far Got.

With truth man reaches God.

Yiddish

Israel - מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל - دولة إِسرائيل‎

The official languages of Israel are Modern Hebrew and Arabic.

It is a linguistically and culturally diverse community with several unofficial major languages. English has a semi-official status and along with Hebrew and Arabic used throughout the government. 105 more words

English

Strong and Weak

A mentsh iz a mol shtarker fun eizen un a mol shvacher fun a flieg.

Man is sometimes stronger than iron and at other times weaker than a fly.

Yiddish

HOW THE WOLVES REMINDED ME OF MY CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY (rev.) My Voyage on a Stream of Consciousness

I’m watching a documentary about wolves.

The narrator calls one of the wolf packs The Jets,

which of course makes me think about West Side Story, … 590 more words