About the Blog / About Me / / Real Estate Recommendations


Suggest a link?

October 04, 2008

Shepsil Kanarek Cantor auditione

(Thank you, Tom Geller)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Yiddish Links Here

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

October 4, 2008 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

February 18, 2008

How much I love you

Love_chain If I had wings, I would fly to you
And if I had chains, I would pull you to me

On that side of the river, on that side of the bank
The boughs are bent
There, there stands my sweetheart with tearful eyes

Oh stop weeping, stop wailing
You will accomplish nothing with tears
Open up my heart - you'll see that it's black
You'll know how much I love you

(Performed by Inna & Ljova Zhurbin. From a thread about the best of MetaFilter Music)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Yiddish Links Here

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

February 18, 2008 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

November 25, 2007

S'iz given a shvere togedike nakht

Yiddish Hillbillies

Battle Hymn of the Republic in Yiddish sung by Seymour Rechtzeit

(Beatles YouTube above performed by California Klezmer)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Yiddish Links Here

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

November 25, 2007 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

October 30, 2006

Invading Kennebunkport

Matzo_ball_soup What’s a “farbisseneh”? Who are the “goyim”? What’s a “shmeggegge”? Yiddish with George and Laura, by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman

Virtual Klezmer (German site. MP3’s)

Street dreidel

Re-post: Yinglish

A Yiddish version of "The Pirates of Penzance", AKA Di Yam Gazlonim

/// Add it to your del.icio.us /// A Huge Depository of Unusual Yiddish Links Here

October 30, 2006 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

June 15, 2006

O'zog, kenstu sehn

Garlic_blossoms The Star-Spangled Banner translated into Yiddish (and into Spanish, as Nuestro Himno):

O'zog, kenstu sehn, wen bagin licht dervacht,
Vos mir hoben bagrist in farnachtigen glihen?
Die shtreifen un shtern, durch shreklicher nacht,
Oif festung zich hoiben galant un zich tsein?
Yeder blitz fun rocket, yeder knal fun kanon,
Hot bawizen durch nacht: az mir halten die Fohn!
O, zog, tzi der "Star Spangled Banner" flatert in roim,
Ueber land fun die freie, fun brave die heim!

My Grandfather’s Postcard Collection

Wikipedia in Yiddish

Yiddish Musicals, starring Leo Fuchs, the "Yiddish Fred Astaire" & others

Listen to Yiddish Music if you want

Photo of garlic shoots above from a Yiddish Food Blog, Inmolaraan. (Click to see full size). More Unusual Yiddish Links Here /// Digg this post /// Add it to your del.icio.us

June 15, 2006 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 16, 2005

The Peter Schmuck File

Camel_riding_2 Pete, ever think of changing your name?
"Actually I did, Buddy."
"You did?!"
"Yeah, my name used to be Richard, but I got tired of people calling me Dick." (From 'Getting over the Hump in Learning Yiddish')

Homeland security in Yiddish: "How long did it take the Twin Towers to fall? 8 seconds. How long will it take to save Williamsburg from the artists???"

A contract with God, the first graphic novel in Yiddish, by Will Eisner. (Thank you, Steven M. Bergson)

Bagels and Bongos, Yiddish standards done to a 50’s Latin beat by Irving Fields

The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

A short glossary of Yiddish words. Online Yiddish Dictionary

The National Yiddish Book Center

Blogs in Yiddish: שלום בערגער, The Yiddish Journal, קטלא קניא, naye un alte lider, דער חָסיד נוֹעם סטאַריק, אין מױל אַרײַן

More Unusual Yiddish Links Here

September 16, 2005 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

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

December 9, 2004 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

May 01, 2004

Jewish Senior Schlepped To Emergency Room (Headline from “The Onion”)

rabbi_stillThousands of Jewish Jokes:

It was mealtime during a flight on El-Al.
"Would you like dinner?" the flight attendant asked Moshe, seated in front.
"What are my choices?" Moshe asked.
"Yes or no," she replied.

A man arrives at Ben-Gurion Airport with two large bags.
The customs agent opens the first bag and finds it full with money so he asks the passenger, "How did you get this money?"
The man says, "You will not believe it, but I traveled all over Europe, went into public restrooms, each time I saw a man pee, I grabbed his organ and said, "donate money to Israel or I will cut-off your testicles."
The customs agent is stunned and mumbles: "well...it's a very interesting story... what do you have in the other bag?"
The man says, "You would not believe how many people in Europe do not support Israel"...

“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something. “

A Rabbi was opening his mail one morning. Taking a single sheet of paper from an envelope he found written on it only one word: "shmuck." At the next Friday night service, the Rabbi announced, "I have known many people who have written letters and forgot to sign their names, but this week I received a letter from someone who signed his name and forgot to write a letter.”

Signs on Synagogue Bulleting Boards:
- Come early for a good seat.

An elderly Jewish man is knocked down by a car and brought to the local hospital. A pretty nurse tucks him into bed and says, "Mr. Epstein, are you comfortable?"
Epstein replies, "I make a nice living...."

More Yiddish Links Here

May 1, 2004 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

April 14, 2004

Links in Yiddish (?)

leo20yiddish.jpg Google in Yiddish

Yiddish Blues

Yiddish Words found in English, from “He's got cacamaimey ideas” to “So, that's his shtick”

"Useful Expressions" in Yiddish - When can you use them? Just what are you supposed to do with this book? By Michael Chabon

Yiddish Sheet Music. From the Collections of Brown University Library. (Found at “Life In The Present”)

More Yiddish Links Here

April 14, 2004 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

January 31, 2004

Here are the 2003 “Grow-a-Brain” Yiddish Links

Yiddish Braille in Yiddish (PDF)

Beyond the Pale - The Jews in Russia

Dictionary in Yiddish

Dr. Seuss goes Yiddish (From "Buzz Machine" ) - 9/14/03 (And Latin - "Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!" ... ) - 9/28/03 )

Mendele Mokher Sefarim

Meshugga Beach Party

Music in Yiddish

Oy to the World

Refoyls yidish veb-bletl

The night when Zanvel Aronson was knighted

Yiddish Expressions, a Glossary (From "Ariga")

Yiddish Film Festival

Yiddishkeit Words and Expressions

Yiddish Radio Project

Yiddish Songs - 11/7/03

Yiddish Theater Posters , (From "Off on a Tangent") - 10/14/03

Zemerl, Yiddish Songs

More Unusual Yiddish Links Here

January 31, 2004 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack