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Yiddish softens the heart?

Two weeks ago, I approached my friends at FluenTLV about starting a Yiddish table.  FluenTLV is a fabulous event (my favorite in Tel Aviv) where people get together to exchange languages.  1,012 more words


Learning German

A few weeks ago I went on my regular online search for a way to learn Yiddish. I keep looking for a program that will start where I am (at the beginning), and maybe give me some idea of why Yiddish seems to be filled with words I… 713 more words


In Geveb publishes "The Fate of Our Yiddishist Schools"

For a generation, as the mismatch grew between the methods and curricula of the secular Yiddish schools and the needs of their students, my grandfather became increasingly restless and frustrated. 376 more words


Without words today

Yiddish Proverb:

Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom. Geredt kumt fun natur, shtilkayt durkh khkhmh.

A bei gezunt. Go in good health.

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The Old Lie: The Fifth Servant

Review: The Fifth Servant, by Kenneth Wishnia
Morrow, 2010. 387 pp. $26

On Good Friday, a young girl in Prague is found murdered, her throat cut. 795 more words

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Modnekeit #4 - Jacob Ladder

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The ground was sticking. Considering the noxious smell and the greenish color under our shoes, I assumed that have seaweed in this mixture of sand and mud. 397 more words


Jewish sci-fi Zine: Tohuvabohu: Chaos and Desolation//Anarchy and Yiddish

From the forward

The intentions of compiling this zine is solely to foster a modern Jewish anarchism. We feel that it is important to, both, create a body of non-fiction and analysis from a Jewish-anarchist lens, and a body of fiction that supports those analyses while fostering those ideals. 188 more words