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Yiddish curses for Republican Jews: May your Florida retirement home sink due to global warming. May your insurance decide constipation is a pre-existing condition. May Russian net trolls insist your great-grandmother was “legitimately” raped by Cossacks.

The controversial play, “It Can’t Happen Here,” which tells the story of a populist president who leads the US into #authoritarianism , was put on by a collective of #theater  companies, including a Yiddish one, just days before the US #Elections .

My grandparents had given names, Russian names, Hebrew names, Yiddish names, anglicized names AND English nicknames, jumbled across their official forms and paperwork. 4/

For centuries, vagabonds across Europe communicated in Rotwelsch, a secret code derived from German, Yiddish and Hebrew. In "The Language of Thieves," Martin Puchner uncovers its complicated history.

The angry mob attacking @jacobkornbluh  called him a ‘Nazi.’ They also used a Yiddish slur with perhaps even worse connotations in Jewish history @AnshelPfeffer  Opinion

The deadly history of the Yiddish word ‘moyser’ and why it’s now a pretext for violence in the streets of Brooklyn@AnshelPfeffer  Opinion

Good news: Jayshree Seth, who I featured in Range, won the @SWEtalk  highest award! (My fav of her acronyms: “SHTEM.” I thought it was a Yiddish word but it’s STEM+ humanities.)

Can’t decide if it’s great or not great that COVID-19 has meant I can now hear the pre-meeting councillor banter. So far: Babies, Yiddish, Taiwan

Gothamist obtained an anonymous Yiddish robocall sent to Borough Park and Williamsburg residents, urging them to avoid testing in order to drive down positivity rates

“Residents of Borough Park and Williamsburg received anonymous robocalls this week urging them against getting tested, "as this drives up the numbers," according to a Yiddish recording shared with Gothamist.”

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Word of the day: FARBLUNGET (Yiddish) - the state of being absolutely and hopelessly lost

Word of the day: FARPOTSHKET (Yiddish slang) - the act of breaking something in the attempt to fix it

LISTEN to a selection of the 25 new entries to the Library's #NationalRecordingRegistry  -- ranging from Yiddish wax cylinders to the rap of Jay-Z--added by Carla Hayden today:

Where to start but @realDonaldTrump . If u bring the Yiddish, know what it means. Guess that's more of a kvetch than a grievance #Festivus 

“A covfefe is a yiddish term for 'I gotta go to bed now’: Sen. explains Trump's late-night mystery tweet

“A #covfefe  is a yiddish term for 'I gotta go to bed now’: Sen. explains Trump's late-night mystery tweet

“A covfefe is a yiddish term for 'I gotta go to bed now’: Sen. explains Trump's late-night mystery tweet

Word of the day: FARPOTSHKET (Yiddish) - trying to fix something but ending up making it worse.

A Jewish festival with no Jews Polish town revives the Yiddish culture the Nazis expunged

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