Yiddish

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Yiddish Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

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  • a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

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Yiddish Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Yiddish is a language used by some Jews. At first it was a dialect of the German language which Jews began to use in Europe about a thousand years ago. It was (and is) used in the United States, especially in New York. Most of its words are of German origin. Also, Yiddish has many words from Hebrew and Slavic languages, notably Polish. Yiddish is usually written in Hebrew characters.

In the whole world, Yiddish is spoken by about 3 million people. It is mainly spoken by Hasidic Jews.



Yiddish Sample Sentences in News


  • Salute to Yiddish star Molly Picon Nov. 2
    MORRISTOWN - The Morristown & Morris Township Library will host Diane Cypkin in a musical performance in salute to theater, movie and television actress Molly Picon for a special program at 2 p.m Read more on this news related to 'Yiddish'
  • Clarinet virtuoso comes ‘home’ for KlezCalifornia Yiddish fest
    Joel Rubin’s upcoming performance at KlezCalifornia’s Yiddish Culture Festival isn’t so much a concert. It’s a homecoming. The klezmer clarinet virtuoso lived in the Bay Area in the mid-1980s. Read more on this news related to 'Yiddish'
  • Why I write Jewish — and speak Yiddish to my cat
    by stuart rojstaczer , special to j. One day last year I was speaking to my cat in the front yard. A neighbor walking by stopped because he was surprised I wasn’t speaking English. Read more on this news related to 'Yiddish'

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