#Yiddish

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Starring Nebbishes and Noodges, Yiddish Cinema Makes a Comeback - The New York Times

The new drama “Menashe,” filmed in Brooklyn, is the most prominent example of a resurgence that began with the prologue of the Coens’ “A Serious Man.”

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What Does “Oy Vey” Mean? - Questions & Answers

Oy and vey are two very old Jewish interjections which both mean “woe.” Oy is found many times in the Bible (see Numbers 21:29, I Samuel 4:7 and Isaiah 3:11 for a few examples). Vey is newer than oy; it is oy’s Aramaic equivalent..

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Leonard Nimoy on Spock, Yiddish Theater, and the Vulcan Symbol's Jewish Inspiration

In 2005, Abigail Pogrebin published Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish. The following is an excerpt from the chapter about Leonard Nimoy, the beloved actor best known for portraying Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV series and films, who d