Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and The New Land #1

Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and The New Land #1

Writer: Edited by Harvey Pekar, Paul Buhle Publisher: Abrams ComicArts Release Date: October 19, 2011 Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Oct 19, 2011

    Yiddish is a mutt. The language is an intermixture of German, Polish, and Hebrew that relies on grammatical rules of its own devising. The people who speak it are the Yiddishkeit ,and their language reflects much of their sensibility about life. There is sort of an optimistic fatalism to the Yiddishkeit. Things are the way they are. They may get better, but if not, you got what you got. Oy! "Hope for the best, expect the worst," as Mel Brooks put it in his film The Twelve Chairs. Read Full Review

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