Hath not a Jew seykhl?
A versatile fellow, this Cossack, identified simultaneously with Israel’s prime minister and his bitterest opponents! Who is he and who robbed him?
A brief history of an indifferent word.
And most of them reveal a hidden admiration for the person who’s had the wit and the grit to get away with it.
Alter Leyb Robinson and his friend, Shabbos.
One word got turned upside down and downside up again.
This Tevye is no “sweetie-pie Jew.”
Ḥasidic songs, and much else, will be known to the world thanks to his work.
Contention was so much a part of modern Yiddish culture that, in any study of that culture, it was all but taken for granted.