Rosh Hashanah: A Time Of Hope, Happiness
Each month in this space, L'Chayim will present a Yiddish lesson
entitled, "Du Redst Yiddish (Do You Speak Yiddish?)," whose aim is to
encourage further study of Yiddish. The lesson will include a brief story
utilizing the Yiddish words to be studied, a vocabulary list with English
translations and a family activity which involves using the new words. Two
books which may be helpful for beginning Yiddish students are "Yiddish
for Beginners" by Dr. Joffen and "Der Yiddisher Lerer" by Goldin.
Weinreich's "English-Yiddish Dictionary" also may be useful. At the
conclusion of each lesson will be a suggested list of books for persons who
wish to further their knowledge.
The lessons were prepared by Mary Koretz of Oak Park. She has
taught both children's and adult classes in Yiddish at the Workmen's Circle.
Following is this month's lesson:
I always look to Rosh Hashanah as tseit of hofehnung. This is a time I
like to put the trauerkeit of lehtstin year to ruh. This is a time to hahnoeh
hobn the weather, not zumer hays or vinter kahlt. This is a special time to
opshahtsin the mehntshin who give meaning to my lehbin. What a joy to
see them gehklayt in their neieh holiday clothes, to see the table bandehkt
in our best leivunt, zilber and stemware. The good ehsenvarg we eat at this
time, the roasted hindl or flaysh, the potatoes, the grins, the vein and, most
symbolic of the holiday, the ehpel dipped in hawnik for a sweet year. Also,
symbolically, a keilechik challah that signifies the aybik nature of life,
without a beginning and without an end.
A new yor filled with good hopes for unz ahlehmehn.
Yom Kippur Crossword
"The Shofar That Lost Its
Voice" by Fass. A book for children
"The Jewish Festivals" by H.
Invite someone who would
otherwise be alone to come to your
1. The act of not eating any food or drinking any liquid.
2. Common name for Yom Kippur
3. Hebrew word for repentance
4. Bible story read on Yom Kippur
5. Date of Yom Kippur
6. The number of times the Kol Nidre prayer is chanted
7. Traditional three-cornered, meat-stuffed Yom Kippur food
8. Closing Yom Kippur prayer service
9. How man talks to God
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1. Special candle lit in memory of someone who has died
2. Number of days Yom Kippur is celebrated
3. Ceremony using a live animal that allows a person to transfer their
sins onto the animal
4. Hebrew name for the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom
The Sabbath of Return
6. Animal used in Kapporot ceremony
7. Evening prayer service/major Yom Kippur prayer
Answers to Choose From:
Day of Atonement
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Answers on Page L-7
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