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Fiddler in Yiddish

  “A fidler afn dakh, arop fun zinen, ha?” That’s Yiddish for “A fiddler on the roof—sounds crazy, no?” It’s the opening line of the 1964 musical, Fiddler on the Roof, based on stories by Sholem Aleichem  about Tevye the Dairyman … Continue reading

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Audrey & Heidi: My Machatunim

I was lucky to see two special friends over the past 10 days: Audrey and Heidi. They’re my machatunim —a Yiddish word without an English equivalent that means the parents of my children’s spouses. More than a mere term, machatunim … Continue reading

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