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October 12, 1990 - Image 75

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-10-12

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From Zoos To Iguanas, Respect For Animals

mouth
chaynevdiker .. appealing, charming moyl
breathtakingly beautiful. I'm zicher
tongue
fearful tsung
shrekediker
that he was aware of his great
most
ox merste
Each month in this space,
oks
beauty, he stood so regally calm.
remarked
bamerkt
everywhere
L'Chayim will present a Yiddish
ometum
Pieces of the velt alive and different
dress
world klayd
lesson entitled, "Du Redst Yiddish?
velt
is the gift of a zoo, that bareicht our
was
alive iz geven
(Do You Speak Yiddish?)," whose
lebedik
lives.
came
brought hob gekumen
aim is to encourage further study of
gebracht
There was a time I kein mol nit
built
always hobn geboyt
Yiddish. The lesson will include a
immer
of
reptiles
as
a
form
of
life.
getracht
cage
shteig
discover
brief story utilizing the Yiddish
oyfdekn
Efsher because they are azoy
food
first esenvarg
words to be studied and a
ershte
lethargic and seem nit lebedik. My
warmth
confident varemkeit
vocabulary list with English
zicher
youngest child hot zay lieb gehat.
thought
enriches gemaynt
translations. Two books which may
bareicht
hot
gekoyft
a
klayn
One day, he
speech
cede
kein mol nit getracht .. never thought
be helpful for beginning Yiddish
iguana, about four inches in length.
gentle
maybe tsertlech
efsher
students are Yiddish for Beginners
It was bright green with amber
death
lifeless toyt
nit lebedik
by Dr. Joffen and Der Yiddisher
colored oygn. The inside of his
spot,
place
ort
liked them
hot zay lieb gehat
Lerer by Goldin. Weinreich's
moyal and its tsung were also
news
neis
purchased
English-Yiddish Dictionary also may
hot gekoyft
amber colored. Unlike merste
day
small tog
klayn
be useful.
reptiles he was lovely.
astonished
farvundert
eyes
The lessons were prepared by
oygn
Thoughtlessly, I bamerkt that he
Mary Koretz of Oak Park. She has
would make a great pin to decorate
taught both children's and adult
my klayd. My son iz geven horrified,
classes in Yiddish at the Workmen's
by my remark. From his attitude, I
Circle.
hob gekumen to the awareness that
Following is this month's
reptiles have life deserving of
Q. Who wrote the
lesson:
respect. We named the iguana
first Hebrew-Sioux
When I spend tseit in the
"Sam" and hobn geboyt a large
language dictionary?
countryside, I feel as though I could
shteig for him. We provided him
live there aybik. It is azoy idyllic: the with esenvarg and a source of
Sioux synagogue, he might have
A. A dictionary of the
shtark leafy trees providing shade;
varemkeit. He fascinated me, even
been honored by being called to
Hebrew
and
Sioux
or
Dakota
the groz, so silky and yielding unter
though I never saw him move. On
read from the wokicuze (Torah).
Indian
languages
was
compiled
bare feet; the lake so klor, mirroring
several occasions, I gemaynt him
And
if he had come late to
in 1842 by Samuel W. Pond. A
the cottages and boymer; the sky
dead. I would take time off to
services
that would have been
hard working Christian of old
so clear that the shtern appear
fashion a rede for my youngster. I
wowantani (sinful). Mr. Pond's
New
England
Puritan
Stock,
Mr.
almost gring tsu dergraychn.
wanted to tell him in as tsertlech a
manuscript was never published,
Pond had little formal schooling;
After a voch, I develop a
way as possible about the toyt.
and the original rests today
however, he had a phenomenal
terminal case of nimas vern.
Subsequently, I found that Sam
among the treasures of the
gift for languages. Had a
Something is felndik. I have a
had changed his ort. I knew neis of
Minnesota Historical Society.
nineteenth
century
Jewish
benkshaft for that which a
his death was premature. But a tog
traveller
through
the
badlands
of
Compiled by Dr. Matthew and
metropolis possesses. I miss a good
came when he didn't move
South Dakota chanced upon a
Thomas Schwartz
bibliotek, a kunst museum and the
to
find
farvundert
anymore. I was
symphony orchestra. These three
how much I missed him, how much
are repositories of man's intelligence
I cared.
and passions.
Still, I miss the country but find
a good part of it when I go onkukn
time
tseit
the zoo. The place is a vunder in its
forever
aybik
presentation of anderish forms of
so
azoy
life. It brings shtiker of the world to
strong
shtark
us. From Africa, the majestic giraffe
grass
groz
moving with a modne kind of grace,
under
unter
or the clumsy hippopotamus, the
serene
klor
mias aardvark . . . From West Asia,
trees
boymer
the two horbn camel, from Europe,
stars
shtern
the badger; from Tibet the
gring tsu
chaynevdiker pandas; from India the
dergraychn ..within one's reach
shrekediker tiger and the exquisite
week
voch
peacock; from Arctic America the
boredom
nimas vern
ponderoous musk-oks, the crocodile
missing
felndik
from almost ometum, Asia, Africa,
yearning
benkshaft
Australia and America. Pieces of the
library
bibliotek
velt, different but lebedik. This is
art
kunst
gebracht to us in a zoo.
visit
onkukn
There is immer something new
wonder
vunder
to oyfdekn on a lovely day (who
varied
anderish
goes to the zoo when the weather is
pieces
shtiker
bad?) Recently, in Salt Lake City, I
strange
modne
saw for the ershte time an all-white
ugly
mias
peacock. When he spread his
humps
horbn
feathers into a lacy fan, he was

By MARY KORETZ

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