More of Ukraine’s Magic — Yiddish

By

William A. Gralnick

Like the Jewish people and Mark Twain, the demise of Yiddish has been overstated. Over a thousand years old, the “language of the people” or “mamaloshen” the language of the mothers, is a fascinating story. It clearly is a Brooklyn story since Brooklyn has by far the largest Jewish population in New York and undoubtably the largest Yiddish speaking population in the country. South Florida is not far behind. Jewish or not, it is unlikely that you’ve never heard anyone speak Yiddish. You may not realize it, but Jewish or Gentile you have spoken…

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Bill Gralnick, born in Brooklyn, has written over 900 op ed columns for newspapers and magazines over his 45 year career. He has published three books.