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The Vortsman Has Some Words For You

  …And…we bet you thought The Vortsman had taken off to pleasanter climes. As a matter of true fact, he considered it, but it seems our Northern Neighbor looks askance…

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The Vortsman

Readers of this column generally expect playful responses to inquiries about Yiddish words and sayings, usually (badly) recalled from childhood. This time, though, we’re going discuss a very serious matter.…

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The Vortsman: Yiddish Folk-Sayings

In an apparent attempt to gain popularity in our times of 20-second attention, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (founded as the yidisher visenshaftlekher institut — Yiddish Scientific Institute) recently…

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