I’ve used the term, and various spellings to discuss Yiddishkeit (Yiddish: ייִדישקייט) which literally means “Jewishness”.
I use it do describe a “Jewish essence” of Ashkenazi Jews. 498 more words
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I spoke yesterday of the hubris of Hillel, the cleverest man in Chelm. I am aware there is a good measure of Chutzpah inherent in my taking my personal surface reactions to a reading of the Torah and making them public. 1,358 more words
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There is no God, and there is no moral order to the universe.
Something changed when my wife, who was the best person I knew, died young. 1,007 more words
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Sitting Alone in a Room, Thinking
This is a column about Simcha, our pooch.
Twenty things about Simcha in no particular order:
1. Simcha is the Hebrew word for joy and Punim is the Yiddish word for face. 663 more words
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In writing about the psychological legacy of helplessness and shame historically attached to the Yiddish language, I argued that legacy is not only historical, but present. 846 more words
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Class started again on Tuesday. It was great to see my classmates from last year. Also a little discouraging, as we lost a couple of students, and there were already too few of us. 1,348 more words
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