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Jewish Folk Chorus celebrates Yiddish music — and Yiddish values

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hen the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco started way back in 1926, all of the singers, not to mention most of the audience, understood the Yiddish lyrics they were singing. “It…

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Words of the Week: Impeachment // אימפּי֜טשמענט

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abuse of power: דאָס אױ֜סניצן די מאַכט לרעה; דער קרו֜מבאַניץ פֿון דער מאַכט [DOS ÓYSNITSN DI MAKhT LERÓE; DER KRÚMBANITS FUN DER MAKhT] article of impeachment: דער אײַ֜נשולדיק־⁠פּאַראַגראַ֜ף, ־ן [DER…

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Yiddish Animals Quiz

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You’re about to set off on an excursion around the world to find and document an extraordinary array of Yiddish creatures. Before you leave, you need to prepare with the…

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Meeting in Argentina on Yiddish and memory

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On May 2 – 3, 2019 a regional seminar “Communities recall the Holocaust” took place in the town of Posadas, Argentina. It was organized by the Fundación IWO in cooperation…

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A production photo from the Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo: Victor Nechay / ProperPix.

Yiddish and Other Languages

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I speak French with my head and Yiddish with my heart. I learned French in school and made it my field of study and my profession. I know it well…

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אַ נײַ ייִדיש־לערנבוך פֿאַר רוסיש־רעדער

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דעם ניו־יאָרקער „אַרבעטער־רינג‟ איז שווער זיך פֿאָרצושטעלן אָן זײַן לאַנגיאָריקן ייִדיש־לערער, ניקאָלײַ (קאָליע) באָראָדולין. גלײַך נאָכן אָנקומען קיין אַמעריקע פֿון זײַן היימשטאָט, ביראָבידזשאַן, אינעם יאָר 1992, האָט ער זיך פֿאַרנומען…

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Japanese Choir singing “My Yiddishe Mame”

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My Yiddisha Mame Lyrics Jack Yellen (1892 – 1991), Music Lew Pollack (1895 – 1946) Jack Yellen was born in Poland on July 6, 1892. When he was five years…

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“Oyfn vegh shteit a boym”, lullaby in Yiddish

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On the way stands a tree He stands grown All birds from the tree Went up and flown Three turn to the west, three to the east And the rest…

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Benyumen Shekhter Foundation now accepting grant proposals

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The Benyumen Shekhter Foundation for the Advancement of Standard Yiddish is now accepting grant proposals. We are seeking well-structured initiatives that encourage people to actively speak, read and write in…

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The League for Yiddish is looking for an Executive Director

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The League for Yiddish is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director, to begin in February 2020. The position is currently part-time, with the possibility of full-time, given…

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