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"Yiddish is Alive and Well in NY"

Pete Rushefsky spotted this in the NY Times last week:

October 17, 2007, 10:15 am
A Yiddish Revival, With New York Leading the Way
By Sewell Chan

The question was bound to come up at some point: Vifl fun aykh do redn yidish? (How many of you here speak Yiddish?) About half of the audience raised their hands—some after a moment’s hesitation.

The audience had gathered Tuesday evening in the basement auditorium at the Museum of the City of New York for a panel discussion, “Yiddish Is Alive and Well and Living in New York,” that traced the language’s rich history and future prospects.

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