Posts Tagged ‘ yiddish ’

See The Yiddish Paper Beloved by Polish Jewry Before the War

March 20, 2015
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Looking for news from the provinces? A husband? Sholem Aleichem’s book tour schedule? Published between 1908 and 1939, Haynt (along with Der Moment) was one of the two widest-circulation, longest-running Yiddish newspapers in Poland. Well-known writers (even some you’ve probably heard of), like I.L. Peretz and Sholem Aleichem, published columns in…

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A New Guide to the Secret Meaning of Jewish Words

March 16, 2015
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The Jewish English Lexicon

What do Jews speak? The answer isn’t exactly simple. And how could it be, when Yiddish,…

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Meet Mohandas Gandhi, The Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

December 23, 2014
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The 1920s: When Gandhi Was a Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

Who was the Jon Stewart of the Lower East Side in the 1920s and 30s?…

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The Warsaw Yiddish Theater Takes America

November 14, 2014
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The Warsaw Yiddish Theater Takes America

Starting in the early 1950s, the Polish government…

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Two Young Jews and Their YidLife Crisis

September 23, 2014
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Two Young Montrealers and Their YidLife Crisis

YidLife Crisis, a new web series, begins with…

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The 20th-Century Judge Judy of the Yiddish Radio

September 19, 2014
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The 20th-Century Judge Judy of the Yiddish Radio

Between the late 1930s and 1956, if you…

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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…

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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…

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

June 3, 2014
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Imagine, esteemed reader: Your son has recently arrived…

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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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Ah, the soothing poetry of a Jewish intellectual…

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Is Chutzpah Dead?

March 28, 2014
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When Jewish diners complete their annual tradition of…

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