By Paul Glasser
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What Did Poor Jews in the Shtetl Eat?
This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts. The extreme poverty that Jews once experienced in the cities and towns of Eastern Europe has been well documented, but what exactly was their diet like? According to the memoirs of Hirsh Abramovich, a Yiddish writer in pre-war Vilna, the Jews in Lithuania were probably the poorest…
How Yiddish Family Names Discreetly Honor Jewish Mothers (Hint: ‘Rivkin’ Comes From ‘Rivka’)
A version of this article originally appeared in the Forverts. What attitude towards women do we find in Yiddish, and is it fair? One time, several years ago, a number of us were sitting around a table at Yugntruf’s Yidish-vokh retreat, singing songs. Someone brought up the subject of political correctness, and a discussion ensued…
Prominent law firm partners who made offensive comments about Jews and others resign
Why is the name of ‘the most vicious antisemite in the English-speaking world’ still so prominent at Cornell?
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Elon Musk is the most dangerous antisemite in America
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