When I heard that the Pew Research Center was releasing its new report on American Jewish identity, and that it had added more measures of expressing Jewishness than it did in its landmark 2013 study, I was sure that “learning Yiddish” or “engaging in Yiddish culture” would be included. After all, most American Jews are Ashkenazi, whose ancestors hailed from Yiddish-speaking towns in eastern Europe. (Yiddish was not mentioned the first time around.)
What has been lost after a year bereft of family visits?
By using standard time year-round, guests at the Seder could go home an hour earlier.
In this special edition of “Yiddish Word of the Day”, Rukhl Schaechter shares several humorous Purim-related proverbs you could use all year.
Although the coronavirus prevents us from inviting guests, you can still celebrate the holiday with a delicious, festive meal!
In some ways, the mayoral candidate’s $1,000 a month stipend sounds a lot like a kollel paycheck.
The film was an exceptional work by director Joan Micklin Silver who passed away recently at the age of 85.
The mood will be light and fun, and vocabulary will be taught through songs, storytelling, word games and short skits.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us many challenges. But ironically, it’s also helped make 2020 a great year for learning Yiddish.
Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” and “Ode to Joy” were favorites among the Jews of Eastern Europe.