Posts Tagged ‘ yiddish ’

Ione Skye’s Yiddish Vacation

September 15, 2014
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Ione Skye’s Yiddish Vacation

___ Check out Kveller’s exclusive interview with Ione Skye! Actress Ione Skye—daughter of Scottish singer Donovan and American model Enid Carl, and best known as John Cusack’s brainy and beautiful love interest in Say Anything, has just added an unexpected item to her resume: Jewish children’s author. As she writes in the author’s note to…

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How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

July 3, 2014
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How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

Long before JDate parodies, Yiddish cinema was poking fun of Jewish assimilation, values both “traditional” and “American,”…

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How to Write to Your Long-Lost Love, In Yiddish

June 3, 2014
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letter-writing-jv

Imagine, esteemed reader: Your son has recently arrived in America from your shtetl, and you want…

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A Love Song to the Jewish Redhead

May 28, 2014
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Don't Kick the Redhead!

Whether lionized or demonized, redheads seem to hold…

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The Pre-Hitler International Yiddish Culture Club

May 21, 2014
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kultur-lige

Ah, the soothing poetry of a Jewish intellectual…

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Is Chutzpah Dead?

March 28, 2014
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chutzpah-2

When Jewish diners complete their annual tradition of…

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The Jewish Diva Who Played the Indian Princess

March 11, 2014
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sophie-braslau

Gifted with one of those rare, true contralto voices—deep, rich,…

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NYC’s Beloved Yiddishe Music Maven

February 25, 2014
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Chana Mlotek

You never know what treasures lurk within NYC…

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The Black, Gay, Jewish Shtetl Virtuoso

February 21, 2014
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russel

What do you get when a black, Jewish,…

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Yiddish is an Official Language of Sweden?

February 12, 2014
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Yiddish is an Official Language of Sweden?

You’ve heard the old Yiddish adage, “It’s not how…

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When Sholem Aleichem Met Mark Twain

January 10, 2014
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twain-aleichem

The Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) was an author and…

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The 3 Most Important Jewish Words

October 31, 2013
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evil-eye

If you’ve never heard the Yiddish/Hebrew phrase, “kein…

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