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Yiddish: the traditional language of Ashkenazic Jewry, spoken over the course of 1000 years in Central and Eastern Europe, and around the world.
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The Bible in Yiddish
Professor of Yiddish studies Shlomo Berger presents three famous historical examples of how the Torah was translated into Yiddish in Eastern Europe throughout the centuries.
Why are Jewish people living in the United States speaking German? Can’t they speak in English, or at least Hebrew?
When languages die, whole cultures die with them, and communities lose their identity. Jewish languages are no different.
Question: This is not as serious as your usual questions but my daughter and I are really curious. I know that Yiddish is a mixture of Hebrew and German, my question is where does the name Yiddish come from? Answer: We take every question seriously :-) Yi...
Discover the Yiddish language, how some of the most frequently used phrases are so well used by everyone, and why some things are best expressed in this uniquely Jewish language. Yiddish is delish!
“On Yom Kippur, the synagogue was so stuffy, I was schvitzing buckets.”
Klutz is Yiddish for “piece of wood,” and refers to a person who is clumsy.
“Goniff” is Hebrew and Yiddish for “thief,” and has come to refer to anyone who is a swindler, a cheat or just plain dishonest.
Meshuga means “crazy” in Yiddish. A person who is meshuga is called a meshuganer.
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