It's all Fakakta

sh'ma eysra'eil adonai eloheinu adonai etshad.

Here are a list of some popular Yiddish words. Which ones are you familiar with?

Here are a list of some popular Yiddish words. Which ones are you familiar with?

Did you know that all these words were Yiddish?

Did you know that all these words were Yiddish?

Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews, originating in the 9th century in Central Europe; providing the nascent Ashkenazi community with an extensive Germanic based vernacular fused with elements taken from Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as from Slavic languages and traces of Romance languages. My Great Grandma Rose was raised in a home that only spoke Yiddish (She learned English when she went to school). Do you have any family that speak Yiddish or did speak Yiddish?

Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews, originating in the 9th century in Central Europe; providing the nascent Ashkenazi community with an extensive Germanic based vernacular fused with elements taken from Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as from Slavic languages and traces of Romance languages. My Great Grandma Rose was raised in a home that only spoke Yiddish (She learned English when she went to school). Do you have any family that speak Yiddish or did speak Yiddish?

My family, dating back to the 1800s lived in Loslau, Poland and were under Czech rule. They were and I am an Ashkenaz Polish Jew. Because the word Ashkenazi has the word Nazi, I refuse to use it and say, instead, Ashkenaz (Aush - ken - nazsch). I do not know much about the German language, maybe it's not a big deal that Nazi is the end of Ashkenazi, but it bugs me. Do you find it strange that a type of Jew has the name of who killed so many?

My family, dating back to the 1800s lived in Loslau, Poland and were under Czech rule. They were and I am an Ashkenaz Polish Jew. Because the word Ashkenazi has the word Nazi, I refuse to use it and say, instead, Ashkenaz (Aush - ken - nazsch). I do not know much about the German language, maybe it's not a big deal that Nazi is the end of Ashkenazi, but it bugs me. Do you find it strange that a type of Jew has the name of who killed so many?

The Modern Language Society says there are less than 200,000 Yiddish speakers in the US, most of these are Hasidic and live in New York. (Then California, Florida, Arizona). Because there are so few, I am learning the language now. If you took a language in middle or high school and then as an adult, which was easier?

The Modern Language Society says there are less than 200,000 Yiddish speakers in the US, most of these are Hasidic and live in New York. (Then California, Florida, Arizona). Because there are so few, I am learning the language now. If you took a language in middle or high school and then as an adult, which was easier?

I have a Hasidic friend who knows Aramaic, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. Can you speak at least 4 different languages, if yes, then at what age did you learn them?

I have a Hasidic friend who knows Aramaic, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. Can you speak at least 4 different languages, if yes, then at what age did you learn them?

01/18/2016 Living 1632 50 By: ptajuggalette

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