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The Jewish President And Yiddish Natural Disasters

We were trying to come up with a clever Yiddish word/natural disaster of our own, but failed. Read More

By / September 19, 2011
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Your reading assignment for this week is John Heilemann’s New York Magazine cover article on how Barack Obama is “the best thing Israel has going for it right now,” and then there will be a discussion on the phrase “a tsunami of tsuris,” which could possibly be the best combination of a Yiddish phrase and a natural disaster that we’ve seen since, well, maybe ever…