My fellow Yiddish students and I stumble as we try to speak correctly, but we all relish our weekly immersion in that lost East European world.
Thanks to his blond hair and blue eyes and his fluency in several languages, he got roles in many films.
Jewish gangsters had their own folklore, songs and distinct Yiddish slang.
Today’s Google Doodle offers an interactive ode to swing dance — and a bisl Yiddish. Please let me explain.
“I call him leftist Lassie.”
The first Broadway production was closed down for portraying unconventional characters and the first lesbian kiss on Broadway.
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.)
“We all reveled in the beauty, anticipation, frustration, excitement, and joy of learning the opening number with our entire cast.”
James Carville thinks the language of voter outreach should be the mamaloshen.
The song performed by the duo, the Alibi Sisters, was a Barry Sisters classic, “Chiribim Chiribom”.