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December 09, 2004

The Joys of Yinglish

ShapiraExcellent third piece in the “Vidlit” series, Yiddish with Dick and Jane. (From “Friday Fish Wrap”)

It's relatively common knowledge among comic book aficionados that the American comic industry was created and dominated by Jews… So the concrete result for me as a child was that my favorite comics were filled with Yiddish-isms … The first syndicated Jewish comic character strip was "Abie the Agent"…

The Joys of Yinglish? For America, a bissele of the mama loshen goes a long way.But Yiddish scholars are cringing

240 faces of Tel Aviv, portraits of public figures the city named streets after. (From ”Kol Yom”)

Graphic art of Jewish illustrators and the Fathers of modern Yiddish literature - Mendele Moykher Sforim, Isaac Leib Peretz and Sholem Aleichem. From The Joe Fishstein Collection of Yiddish Poetry

More Unusual Yiddish Links Here

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Posted by: Adam@Mookie at Dec 14, 2004 7:39:18 AM

what a fabulous post!

Posted by: michelle at Feb 3, 2005 9:56:36 AM

The first Yiddish graphic novel - An Opmakh Mit Got by the late Will Eisner.

http://www.yiddishstore.com/wileisopmitg.html

Posted by: Steven M. Bergson at Mar 14, 2005 10:36:26 AM