New Year, Old Saw

New Year, Old Saw BY DER VORTSMAN The Vortsman, having migrated from Yiddishkayt to the SoCal Arbeter Ring (Workmen’s Circle) and...
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A Tempest in a Tshaynik

Monse…Mayse…Maynse… A Tempest in a Tshaynik? BY DER VORTSMAN [Der Vortsman, who wrote a monthly column for Yiddishkayt in its...
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Of Words and Wars

Of Words and Wars  Der Vortsman Now that the 2012 campaign is in full swing (az okh un az vey —…

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Of Dictionaries and Hats

Of Dictionaries and Hats Der Vortsman A reader wrote: “In the Yiddish I spoke all my life ‘moyde’ meant ‘forgive.’…

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Whatever

Whatever. Der Vortsman Strange: Just as one reader asked a question, another posed a query that responded to the first…

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Yiddish in the News

2012 starts with triumphs and tragedies for Yiddish. Der Vortsman looks at Yiddish in the news in the new year.

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