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Why I Thought Georgie Porgie Tickled the Girls and Made Them Cry

When I was in sixth grade, we put on a play for our parents. It was not an especially educational play; it was about all the characters in Mother Goose poems complaining about how they were represented. 571 more words


........ blintzes a la Italienne for breakfast

another birthday anecdote  …

I promised to make blintzes for Zara’s (my only daughter) 20th birthday breakfast

but we were all a bit apprehensive because she is the great pancake baker… 188 more words

Funny Words: One Sentence, Many Meanings

From Leo Rosten’s 1968 book The Joys of Yiddish, beloved by, among others, Harlan Ellison

Notice that the meaning of the same sentence changes completely, 959 more words


JDate Is Suing JSwipe Over The Letter 'J', Here's What My Bubbie Would Have Said

“Der oylam is a goylem.”

It means “the world is stupid” in Yiddish.

Today, Forbes unearthed a lawsuit from late last year that Jewish dating site JDate’s parent company… 193 more words



A skullcap worn in public by Orthodox Jewish men. Yiddish “yarmolke” < Polish “jarmukla”=cap.


For Theodore Bikel, ז״ל, May 2, 1924 – July 21, 2015.

Theodore Bikel

The children jump berserk under the piano.
The fiddle rings out, the voice comes in
of a grandfather, it was fifty years ago, 476 more words