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3rd Annual "Yiddish Soul" Concert To Feature Klezmatics, Zusha, and more

Yiddish Soul“, an annual concert organized by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, is gearing up for its third year, which will include several non-mainstream Jewish artists. 49 more words


Jewish languages forgotten in exile

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

When Mr Harvey Goldstein came to Singapore in 1969, the New York native was surprised to find another Yiddish speaker.

“Somebody from an inner room says, ‘Eh, Goldstein, come and see here!’ I go in, and there is an Israeli working as an adviser,” he said, recalling his encounter on an urban planning delegation. 1,517 more words

Current Affairs

Do You Hear What I Am Saying?

Amidst the melodious clamor of the beis medrash, two chavrusos animatedly discuss a fine Talmudic point. One man asserts his analysis. The other counters; he comprehends the idea in a divergent way. 836 more words

The Kibitzer and the Stop Sign - Emor 5777

Many of you know that Abe Salem (z”l) passed away this week. He was the former minyan leader and Torah reader here at Beth Shalom. As I was preparing for the funeral, I watched the… 1,340 more words


From Grandmas to Uncles: Kinship Terms Around the World

“I saw your sister and your uncle yesterday!” Oh, really? Great, but was it my younger sister or my elder one? Or do you mean my cousin? 1,921 more words


Calendars and Days: Lag B’Omer

Tomorrow I will shoot a bow and arrow, even though when I tried less than two weeks ago, I snapped the bowstring on my arm and raised a welt the size of a rutabaga. 718 more words


What's the difference?

Each and every one of us is beautifully different. That alone is worthy of celebration.

Bei mir bis du sheyn. To me you’re beautiful.