Verter fun der Vokh: דער פּו֜רים – Happy Purim!

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Purim nonsense rhyme:

אַ גוטן פּו֜רים, אַ֜לע׳ך‮ <מלאך>‮!
וווּ איך גיי פֿ‮אַל איך‮,
די באָרד איז מי‮ר לאַנג,‮
דאָס ווײַב איז מיר‮ קראַנק‮,
הײַנט איז פּו֜רים, מאָרגן‮ איז אויס‮ –‮
גיט מיר אַ פּע֜ני <‮גראָשן> און וואַרפֿט מיך‮ אַרויס‮!

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Verter fun der Vokh: דער דאַ֜נקטאָג – Thanksgiving

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 באמת וואָלט מען יעדן טאָג געמעגט זאָגן אַ דאַנק דערפֿאַר. פֿאַר אַ יאָרן איז געווען גאָר אַן אַנדער מין דאַנקטאָג, אָבער הײַיאָר וועלן צענדליקער מיליאָנען מענטשן זיך קענען אַוועקזעצן צו דער…

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Documentary Film Traces Life, Works of Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever

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Released in 2021, Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?), a documentary that follows one woman’s journey to understand her grandfather, Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever, is resonating with audiences and having success…

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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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Verter fun der Vokh: דאָס גערטנערײַ֜ – Gardening

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יעדן פֿרילינג ‮קוקט ער אַרויס אויפֿן פֿאַרזעצן‮ אַ גרינסן־גאָרטן‮. ווען ער גייט אַרויס און‮ זעט דעם מיט ווילדגראָז‮‮ באַוואַקסענעם הוי‮ף זאָגט ער זיך צו‮, אַז הײַיאָר וועט ער – אַפֿילו…

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On 78th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Gathering

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Each April 19th, we gather at the stone in the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park to mark the anniversary of the single greatest instance of Jewish armed resistance…

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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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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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