Bubbeh Myses

A True History of the Yiddish Language

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Born in the 11th century, Yiddish has been a living tongue for Western and East European-origin Jews ever since. ...

For some it's a language their grandparents spoke. For others, it's a quaint curiosity -- the source of colorful words like "ess" and "kvetch," that have migrated into common English usage. Ken Blady goes deeper -- tracing Yiddish from its origin and evolution in early modern Germany to its development among the Chassidim and the yeshiva world. He will delight us with the varieties of Yiddish accents, and with phrases like "Der buss smuked ah cigar," will track the emergence of Yenglish.

Come to smile, sigh, and and learn. It will be a mechiyah!