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Mazl

Good fortune came my way this morning with The Sunday New York Times feature entitled “Kitty With The Gee”, in which two of my favorite subjects— diamonds and Yiddish—intersected. 606 more words

Opinion

It takes a shtetl: a bevy of diversities and notes on Adacamp too.

Michael Wex, in his wonderful book Born to Kvetch, introduces those who can’t speak or read Yiddish to its vast palette of character archetypes. (I am one of those illiterates, so if I get any of the following wrong, don’t blame Michael Wex.) 1,104 more words

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Benjamin Harshav, 1928 – 2015

A quick note of gratitude and appreciation on the occasion of Benjamin Harshav’s passing. These last four months, as blog followers will know, I have poured myself into learning something about Yiddish poetry. 501 more words

Yiddish

Family in the age of Facebook

Social media tsuris

Shana Maydel has moved away from the two most important women in her life – her mom and her grandma. The separation took some chutzpah and a lot of convincing. 628 more words

Family

Chapter - Run Routine 7

Sitting around a campfire in a gravel quarry in Andalusia, Gil drinking red wine from a box, which he had bought at the Spanish equivalent of Aldis for .99 Euros. 2,194 more words

From An Unfinished Novel

In the Crucifix Kingdom

In a dark Yiddish masterpiece that predated the Holocaust by two decades, the poet Uri Zvi Greenberg envisioned the annihilation of Jewish life in Europe. Today, seven decades after that vision became cataclysmic reality, and as the Jewish horizon in Europe darkens once again, his work speaks with fresh immediacy. 13 more words

Literature

Yiddish: אַדמיניסטראַציע: עקאָנאָמיש, אַרבעט, געזונט, אַרמד פאָרסעס פּאַלאַסיז - סאָף הונגער, דחקות און מלחמה

אַדמיניסטראַציע: עקאָנאָמיש, אַרבעט, געזונט, אַרמד פאָרסעס פּאַלאַסיז – סאָף הונגער, דחקות און מלחמה

שטייט אויף ציבור, פּריוואַט, וניווערסאַל ישוז:

1) עלימינאַטיאָן פון די טויט שטראָף.

Wisdom