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Yiddish Crosswords

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Thanks for visiting the Forward’s Yiddish Crosswords game! This will not work on your mobile phone, so please load it on a larger screen device like an iPad, or a…

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לזכר דזשעניע פֿײַערמאַן: הערט איר נוסח פֿונעם ליד, „קינדער־יאָרן‟

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די וואָך איז אָנגעקומען די טרויעריקע ידיעה, אַז די זינגערין זשעניע פֿײַערמאַן איז אַוועק אין דער אייביקייט צו 96 יאָר. צווישן די ווידעאָס פֿון פֿײַערמאַנס אויפֿטריטן, וואָס מע האָט לעצטנס…

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Yosef Guri, who collected Yiddish proverbs, has died

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ד״ר יוסף גורי, אַ פּראָפֿעסאָר פֿון רוסיש וואָס איז ווי אַ קינד על־פּי־נס ניצול געוואָרן פֿונעם חורבן און האָט געשטרעבט צו פֿאַראייביקן דאָס לשון פֿון זײַנע אומגעבראַכטע עלטערן, איז די…

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“Der Rebbe Elimelekh” collection, from the world to your home

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Der Rebbe Elimelekh 25 versions from all over the world presented by SaveTheMusic. “Der Rebbe Elimelekh” is a Yiddish song written in 1927 by Moyshe Nadir and loosely based on…

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“Partizaner-himen” (Partisans’ Hymn) or “Zog nit keyn mol,” performed by The JPPC

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Lyrics: Hirsh Glik (1922-1944) Melody: Dmitry Pokrass (1899-1978) Musical arrangement: Binyumen Schaechter (2018) Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus דער ייִדישער פֿילהאַרמאָנישער כאָר (formerly Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC) Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor…

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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 These Zydki, wooden figurines of…

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Duolingo is a platform that includes a language-learning website and mobile application. Credit: dennizn/Shutterstock.

Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course

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Duolingo, the world’s most popular language-learning platform, launched a Yiddish course on Tuesday. The site teaches Yiddish through game-like lessons that take five to seven minutes a day. Lessons and exercises…

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Traditional passover songs for listening, singing and enjoying!

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The Maccabeats – Dayenu – Passover – דיינו Music video for “Dayenu,” a multi-genre twist on the classic Passover Seder song. Gad Elbaz – Ma Nishtana גד אלבז – מה…

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Watch “Who Knows One?” Yiddish-style: “Mu adabru, mu asapru” in 4-part harmony

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Traditional Yiddish Passover song with Aramaic title Akin to the English “Who Knows One?” Choral arrangement: Binyumen Schaechter (2017-18) This choral arrangement was funded by a grant from The Marinus…

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Verter fun der Vokh: דער אינטערנאַציאָנאַ֜לער פֿרוי֜ענטאָג – International Women’s Day

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אַ‮ פֿרײלעכן‮ אינטערנאַציאָנאַלן‮ פֿרויענטאָג!‮
Happy International Women’s Day!

Today the world honors the achievements of women, who are leaders in the movements for social justice, climate change and equality in all parts of the world‮‮.

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