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NY paper sees new market among Hasidim
Published: 02.02.13, 07:50
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1. Yiddish
Edouard ,   Canada Montreal   (02.02.13)
I am a Sephardic Jew and thing that it is a great thing that we see efforts to revive Yiddish It's a very rich language full of history and memorie Lets hope that one day my grand mother ladino will get back in fashion And this languages are not treat to Hebrew
2. Forwarts
I. Barr ,   USA   (02.03.13)
This is not a Yiddish paper. Rather, it is radical left anti Israel paper.
3. Yiddish has been doing well
Aaron Kuperman ,   Baltimore, MD   (02.03.13)
but not the secular Yiddish of the Forverts, but the frum Yiddish of Williamsburg and Boro Park - with a vibrant press, strong economy (no ban on Hareidim working in New York, no conscription, strong laws againstg discriminating against religious minorities). There are probably more children speaking Yiddish as a first language in the USA than ever before. If the Forward wants to give up its historical secularism and become truely frum, they might be able to compete in that marketplace.
4. #1 edouard
solomon ,   bklyn   (02.02.13)
Ladino is also a beautiful language. I admit to first learning of it when living in Israel. It’s beauty is especially evident in its songs.
5. Et tu, Ynet?
AY ,   USA   (02.02.13)
Yiddish is not a dialect. It is a separate Germanic language. As much as Luxembourgish is. Standard German, Luxembourgish, Yiddish are all descended from various High German dialects. Nonetheless, they qualify to be regarded as languages, not dialects. Ynet should correct Reuters articles, when necessary, not just reprint errors.
6. Sholom Rubashkin
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (02.03.13)
Will The Daily Forward run a weekly up-date on Rubashkin?
7. Satmar will love the editorial line
shachar haamim ,   Upper El Khader, Pal   (02.04.13)
this makes sense - target radical left anti-Israel articles towards a readership which is radically anti-Israel. The big difference between them is that Satmar always views this as "internal" ideology and does not use it as a means to bludgeon Israel in front of the goyim. Some of the secular far left on the other hand sets out to wash all of Israel's dirty laundry in public - and to create some new shmattehs of their own.
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