Tag Archives: Yiddish

Found in translation

“Hallelujah is essentially a Yiddish song Leonard Cohen wrote in English.” Daniel Kahn discusses his new version. Advertisements

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The Y-word

It means “dude” here, more or less. From my album of the week in the Sunday Times [£], a celebration of the troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff. Another joyous exercise in time travel from Smithsonian Folkways, and a lot less schmaltzy than … Continue reading

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