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Et si vous passiez un séjour familial dans le Limousin autour de la culture Yiddish en avril?

Que diriez-vous de passer un inoubliable séjour en famille dans le Limousin du 19 au 25 avril? Et si en plus vous immergiez votre famille dans la culture Yiddish? 32 more words

A language is a dialect with an army

Yesterday was St David’s Day, in self-imposed Finnish exile I’ll have to buy, not pick daffodils and sing the national anthem alone. It includes the immortal line: 465 more words


Talking To Dogs

My father used to yell at our Doberman Pinscher in German. It’s possible that he added in some Yiddish, but he made a point of saying that you should speak to a German dog in German. 859 more words


Why do Poets Stop Writing Poems?

I started writing poems (again) at fifty, thirty years after I stopped, in college, when my self-confidence was crushed by a teacher. He had a wrong idea about training students in a tough world, or else he needed to make himself bigger by bullying. 1,753 more words


A Day in the Life of a Yiddish Learner.

Right about now I ought to be writing a new blog post. A week ago, after setting the Proletpen poets aside, I chose Celia Dropkin as the subject of our poetry reading group, and we had a wonderful time with her. 1,214 more words


Wideo Wednesday - Leonard Nimoy's Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story

This was a wonderful portion of a documentary by  the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project. Filmed in 2013.  Just beautiful, and a little sad, as Leonard speculates that Yiddish is a dying language.    8 more words

Leonard Nimoy