President Joe Biden engaged in a rare moment of kvelling during a live broadcast of a CNN town hall in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
“I actually know some Yiddish,” Biden revealed during an exchange with a Jewish member of the audience.
The light remark came after the president was introduced to Joel Berkowitz, a foreign language professor and the director of the Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
“I’m not bad at the literature part, but after five years of French, I still can’t speak a word, so I apologize,” Biden said.
“I’ll teach you some Yiddish sometime,” Berkowitz responded.
To which Biden, perhaps thinking of his time spent with Jewish relatives, replied, “I actually know some Yiddish.”
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) February 17, 2021
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