My Year in Yiddish (week 13)

This week's post is slightly shorter due to the fact that the first little book, along with the first season of the year, has come to an end. It has been an absolute joy and an incredible learning process to chart my days in Yiddish these last three months. A new little book is about …

My Year in Yiddish (week 12)

It has been another rich week in my Yiddish diary. Of course food is always part of the story! Along with backaches, walks in nature, meeting new young friends and more. Here are the pages form the last seven days. Enjoy! When my lower back aches, I wrap a yoga belt around it. “Now that’s …

My Year in Yiddish (week 11)

This week, in my Yiddish diary, I have journeyed through different landscapes: the rich terrain of dreams and the unfolding of the Purim story, set in ancient Persia. It has been a week of attempting to solve various puzzles: the labyrinth of life (which seems to be unsolvable!) and the challenge of a sudoku puzzle …

My Year in Yiddish (week 10)

This week I am relying on Yiddish jokes and sayings to make sense of life. Actually the joke below started out in English. Does translating it into Yiddish mean it is now a Yiddish joke? Something to ponder. (It probably depends on how you tell it?) Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? …

My Year in Yiddish (week 9)

I think it's now a given that each week in my Yiddish diary, there will be at least one page that's about food! And so the week begins with a pot of soup... A big pot of soup A groyser top zup ‎אַ גרויסער טאָפּ זופּ carrots מײערן meyern onions ציבעלעס tsibeles leeks פּראַזשעס prazhes …

My Year in Yiddish (week 8)

This week I chanced upon a wonderful book of Yiddish proverbs and a whole new source of inspiration opened up. I found myself enjoying the sayings in their own right and wanting to go on a little journey with them too. I have a feeling there will be a few more sayings showing up in …

My Year in Yiddish (week 7)

This week in my Yiddish Diary, I took the liberty here and there of stretching out across a double page spread. After squeezing in as much as I possibly can onto one page recently, it felt very spacious indeed to have so much room to play. Here are the pages from the last week or …

My Year in Yiddish (week 6)

Even when life seems to get more interesting, it seems my Yiddish diary needs to have at least one post about food! Here are the pages from the last 7 days for you to enjoy (and perhaps learn a bisl Yiddish!) A sheyner nokhmitog mit gute khaveyrim esn karaibish esn, trinkn tey, shmuesn, un makhn …

My Year in Yiddish (week 5)

This week in my Yiddish diary, I came up against a dilemma that has been looming since pretty much the start of the whole thing: when most of my days consist of similar activities, how do I keep finding new things to talk about? In addition on to not wanting to appear to be the …

My Year in Yiddish (week 4)

Four weeks in to My Year in Yiddish and I feel like I am starting to get into my stride. (Ikh dergreykh a gutn gang!) The days seem to be offering up an array of moments perfect for describing in Yiddish: from delicious cake after 3 weeks off sugar, to various aches and pains and …

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