Posts Tagged ‘ yiddish ’

Is Chutzpah Dead?

March 28, 2014
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chutzpah-2

When Jewish diners complete their annual tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas, their fortunate cookies exhort them to learn Chinese. The Chinese, it seems, have also been learning Yiddish. We already know that Chinese have been harboring a fascination with so-called Jewish success, but we haven’t yet heard about chutzpah, that famous Jewish…

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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, and haunting—Sophie Braslau was the beautiful daughter of…

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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 buildings. For many years, just blocks from…

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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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A Yiddish Glossary for Goyim

May 13, 2013
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hollywood

Have you ever wandered through Hollywood feeling farschimmelt over…

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Yiddish Goes Digital

December 12, 2012
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yiddish-goes-digital

Despite the surge of interest in Yiddish and…

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Up the Down Staircase

October 25, 2012
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bel-kaufman

In 1923, a 12-year-old Russian girl named Belle…

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Does Jewish = Neurotic?

September 13, 2012
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Brilliant-novel

“My wife is right: I’m not as Jewish…

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Gay Avek

July 30, 2012
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Gay avek

Matt Honig, a documentarian from outside Washington, D.C.,…

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