Yiddish & Danish (Y & D) is a video glossary of Yiddish words and expressions. Pull up a seat and meet some Yiddish speakers.  Shtetl brings yummy danish into their homes, and they bring Yiddish words and expressions into yours. Click on a word and learn what chutzpa really means.  Or, go to the expressions page before your next dinner party and practice saying “Zol er lebn; ober nit lang” (He should live…but not long!). Thank you to Halifax-based band Gypsophilia for the background music in these clips.

More Yiddish words and expressions will be added regularly.

If you disagree with an explanation, please leave a comment. Y & D is a place to learn, to kibitz and to exchange. Ok, genug. Go grab a danish and learn Yiddish already!

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