ATG Quirkies: How Do You Say Email, or Transgender, in Yiddish

How does Yiddish, a language that traces it roots back 1000 years and is spoken by a shrinking number of people stay relevant?  Never fear, Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, a Yiddish editor and poet, and Paul Glasser, a former dean at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research… have come to the rescue.”

According to this post in the New York Times, they have “produced the first full-fledged English-to-Yiddish dictionary in 50 years and it is designed to carry Yiddish into the 21st century and just maybe beyond. After all, Yiddish has always had a canny way of defying the pessimists…”

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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