Why Yiddish Was Often a Source for Thieves' Slang in European Languages https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2017/02/why-yiddish-was-often-a-source-for-thieves-slang-in-european-languages/

What we learn from the story of the Russian phrase shakher-makher, or wheeler-dealer.

February 22, 2017 | Philologos
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Bugsy Siegel, the famous American Jewish gangster.

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