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.
There were many more illiterate Jews in the Tsarist empire than we tend to think there were.
A Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”
The many hypothesized sources for the saying, “To have butter on one’s head.”