Through the vast cemetery in Worms/And those dark camps further east
Delicatessens in Manhattan/I have walked and been released
Parisí Rue des Rosiers/Hollywood ís Nate-n-Alís
The Holocaust Museum/Are now my sacred pals
To the world, my art to you/To the children yet to be
All the colors of existence/I offer you of me
A boy whoís born in France/Who sees so much and yearns
To place my thoughts in pictures/So everybody learns
I conjure images of Yiddish/Of family, faith, and friends--
As long as we remember/Our Israel never ends.
--Frederic Kahler, 10/2007
So, you call THAT pastrami?!
Just kidding! WELCOME, bubbelehs, to this silly and serious online village. Yiddish lives, nu!
Share secret kosher recipes. Enjoy puzzles, puns, and Talmudic commentaries -- with your help, naturally. Browse through a healthy selection of Judaica in the PHOTOS sections, which "heaves like a legend in the twilight". We have pictures of Jewish cemeteries, micrography, famous Jews, even dozens of seder plates.
Nu! But mostly, relax. Think calming, steaming, pleasant Sabbath dinners...
Please feel free to write about love, Torah, honor, guilt, Chanel, family, gay sensibility, politics, charity (think = Teresa Odendahl), bar/t mitzvahs, and movies! And HISTORY -- the awesome, awful, and sometimes glorious past. And joy from the study -- to share.
PLUS, check out the FILES section for a wonderful list of "500 Famous Jew" and Jewish-themed movie, plus a file on Jewish television series, from "Arnie" to "Numb3rs."
Key words search so far [shofar?]: jew jewish rabbi yentl barbra madonna divan golem dybbuk cemetery flatbush brooklyn bagel latke fannie brice nate -n- als' delicatessen punk poseidon adventure shelley winters beastie boys sherry lansing molly picon israel cohen kabalah & debra messing.
Image is of Jean Arin of JCCSN and I singing "Tumbalalika" for Viva Oy Vegas 2008 in full shtetl, if Chanel, garb. A poignant, joyous moment!