Category Archives: YWOTD (Yiddish Word Of The Day) ייִדיש

Passover 2019 פסח

This year, 2019 CE, Passover begins at sunset on the evening of Friday, April 19, and ends at sunset on the evening of Saturday, April 27. האָבן אַ גוט יום טוּב Hobn a gut ium tub. Chag Pesach Sameach! The … Continue reading

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YWOTD: אַלטער קאַקער – Alter Cocker

While some people may call an alter cocker an old dog, an alter cocker is not a breed of dog. Alternative transliteration spellings of the Yiddish phrase אַלטער קאַקער alter cocker are: alte kaker, alta kaker, alte kocker, alter kocker, alter kaker, alte … Continue reading

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Dale Pertcheck, Lifelong Friend.

I first met Dale Pertcheck in the summer of 1965, shortly after high school graduation when I was 17 before I began college in September and before I had turned 18 in November of that year. Transpose that age of … Continue reading

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Nina Amir asks, “Would you rather be right or happy?”

I have been an admirer of Nina Amir for many years now. Indeed, it was back on May 10, 2010 that I posted the Roland’s Ramblings entry entitled Nina Amir. I found the following video from Nina Amir especially apropos on this … Continue reading

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L’Shanah Tova! Happy New Year.

The New Year on the Hebrew calendar is coming up on the 1st of Tishrei, 5778, which on the Gregorian calendar begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. In Hebrew, I say: כתיבה וחתימה טובה with the transliteration of … Continue reading

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YWOTD: Schlep, schlepp, shlep, shlepp

The title of this Roland’s Ramblings contains several spellings for the same word. You may do a web search to learn about them.  For example, a search on Google came up with these results for schlep and these results for … Continue reading

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Happy 21st Wedding Anniversary, Judy Rosenberg Hansen!

Happy Anniversary to my bashert, my wife, Judy Rosenberg Hansen. We met on November 6, 1965. We got engaged in June 1966 to be wed in June 1967. Then, on November 13, 1966, you went away for awhile. On March … Continue reading

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