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Yiddish Words Defined

Yiddish Words Defined

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Both meanings of the Yiddish word chazer—“pig” and “review”—have their source in the Hebrew language.
Many see this word is a built-in insult. It’s really anything but.
This Yiddish word (of Polish provenance) has taken on meanings in various areas of Jewish life.
It's based on the Yiddish word heim, which means “home,” it describes things that are homey or familiar.
The beginnings of shtetl life go back hundreds of years, to before the 17th century.