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February 19, 1997: Leo Rosten, author of “Joys Of Yiddish”, dies at age 88

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Leo Rosten, the author of The Joys of Yiddish and numerous other popular, witty and erudite books, died on this date in 1997 in New York City at age 88. Rosten earned…

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Yiddish Translation in Canada: A Litmus Test for Continuity

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Yiddish translation in Canada has evolved in two directions: from world languages into Yiddish, and from Yiddish into other languages, specifically English and French. This dual function of Yiddish as…

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Mazel tov: First edition of Yiddish ‘Harry Potter’ sells out in less than 48 hours

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Less than 48 hours after the Yiddish edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” translated by Arun Viswanath, became available for pre-order, the book sold out its first print…

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Kirk Douglas Receives Lifetime Achievement Award | Sings Yiddish | 2002

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Celebrating the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre and 100 Years of Yiddish Theatre Presented by: Governor and Mrs. George E. Pataki, The State of New York With: Jewish Community Relations Council of…

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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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“Harry Potter” series receives official Yiddish translation

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Harry Potter Un Der Filosofisher Shteyn This translation would not have been possible if not for the efforts of four committed colleagues: Yankl-Peretz Blum, whose linguistic guidance significantly leveled up…

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Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi nominated for “2020 San Diego Music Awards” – Please vote!

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Hello everyone, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi have been nominated for a SD Music Award in the ” Best World Music” category. Please take a moment and vote for us. You…

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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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