Category: yiddish

When I was growing up I heard Yiddish everywhere.

When I was growing up I heard Yiddish everywhere. It was in the air, in the water and especially in the food. I grew up in New York City. My first few years were in Mid-town Manhattan but my earliest memories come from the Bronx where my family lived...

My journey as a Jew. A comment, a mish mash, a start.

One of our readers, Julian, has asked ( comment, 19 July, 2012;  http://learnetarium.com/2011/09/22/learn-foreign-languages-by-having-fun-reading-part-2/) about the different attitudes of secular and orthodox Jews. He specifically wonders, “Are these tensions similar (not identical) with the feelings of the Maccabees and the Hellenised Jews back in antiquity? “ This is a good...

Yiddish week or bust.

I have deliberately waited for some time to elapse before writing my impressions regarding a week in the Catskills among Yiddish-speakers. The name of the program ,which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, is Yiddish Vokh or Yiddish Week. It is sponsored by an organization called Yugntruf or Youth for...

Why learnetarium.com?

My name is Harold Goodman. For as long as I can recall I have been addicted to learning. I just love learning about everything. I find life and people to be endlessly fascinating. As a child I spent much time alone. Even though I am the eldest of five...