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What Kind of Fool am I, Part Five: Sonnet Tsu Tseyn

Last summer, I began exploring my grandfather’s archive by looking at letters. Letters make up the bulk of the material there. Shloime’s handwriting was terrible and I was brand new at reading handwritten material, but most of the letters were the ones other people had written to him, anyway. 1,118 more words

Yiddish

Friendship: Wordless Wednesday

Ver gefinen a getray fraynd, finds a austr. Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.

Linky’s:

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Two Moms

Lyrics and Latkes sing-along gears up for 4th edition at Segal Centre

The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre will be holding its fourth annual Lyrics and Latkes sing-along on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Segal Centre, just in time for Hanukkah. 136 more words

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Part Four: How High Will the Splash Be?

It’s easy for a writer to get stuck. The delay between posts is not just from the lingering fog of our abysmal societal folly, which was the subject of Part Three. 1,188 more words

Yiddish

On Being Jewish Out Loud

Hi. My name is Rebecca, and I am a Jew.

The word: Jew.

Are you uncomfortable yet? Did your breath catch, every so slightly? Did your chest tighten? 941 more words

Words Of Wisdom

Found in translation

“Hallelujah is essentially a Yiddish song Leonard Cohen wrote in English.” Daniel Kahn discusses his new version.

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