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Verter fun der Vokh – Pillows

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pillows // קי֜שעלעך // KÍShELEKh —– body pillow: דער גו֜ף־קישן, ־ס [DER GÚF-KIShN, -S] feather/down pillow: דער פּו֜כקישן, ־ס; דער פּו֜כענער קישן, ־ס [DER PÚKhKIShN, -S; DER PÚKhENER KIShN, -S]…

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Spend your Valentine’s Day with YAAANA

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Dear Yiddish Enthusiast, This post is a reminder of our special Valentine’s Day celebration which is happening tomorrow night! We will welcome Shabbat and then talk about love traditions and…

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“Coming to America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries—Yiddish Literature in Translation

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Join us as we kick off a special five-part book discussion series focusing on the immigrant experience through the lens of Yiddish literature. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America”…

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A Language With Chutzpah: Yiddish And American Culture

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When was the last time you ate a bagel? Gave a spiel at work? Called someone a klutz? Tried to have chutzpah? Contacted Apple about an iPhone glitch? These may…

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The origin of East European Ashkenazim via a southern route

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Two populations are mentioned in the literature as ancestors of the Eastern European Ashkenazim: German Jews and Khazars. A German origin is not demographically possible, a Khazarian origin can also…

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7 comentarios que la gente hace y que me molestan sobremanera

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Por Marian Tatos  ( Publicado en Forward/Forvertz, en  Idish) Traducción: Adina Cimet Paréntesis [] en el texto, son de la traductora para contextualizar el argumento de la autora. Como profesora…

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Honoring Sheva Zucker, Miriam Trinh and Noah Barrera : RESERVE NOW

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Come celebrate the transition. After 15 years, our devoted executive director/editor in chief of Afn Shvel Sheva Zucker is retiring. Taking over the executive director and editor-in-chief positions at the…

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Yiddish radio show commemorates 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation

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די וואָך איז געוואָרן 75 יאָר זינט די סאָוועטן האָבן באַפֿרײַט אוישוויץ. כּדי צו באַערן די קרבנות פֿונעם חורבן און די וואָס האָבן איבערגעלעבט דעם נאַצישן גיהנום, האָבן אַ צאָל…

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David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,”

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David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12 (1996): 55-77. Read full report in PDF,…

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Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays by Chava Rosenfarb

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Chava Rosenfarb (1923-2011) was one of the most prominent Yiddish novelists of the second half of the twentieth century. Born in Poland in 1923, she survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, and…

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