Tag Archives: yiddish

“Miss Jacobson’s Journey” – Jewish Regency spy-romance-adventure

Miss Jacobson’s Journey by Carola Dunn is a lighthearted spy romance set during the Napoleonic wars and starring an Ashkenazi Jewish hero and heroine. I am so glad I found this book and read it on Shabbat. It was a quick … Continue reading

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Zayde Wizard

Isaac – official palace wizard, Ashkenazi dreamboat, and surrogate father to the queen – singing Yiddish lullabies to her baby, Princess Naomi. Characters from A Harvest of Ripe Figs drawn by misselaney. Here’s my actual grandfather singing in Yiddish. I’m posting … Continue reading

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The adventures of Princess Naomi and her Zayde Dragon

Princess Naomi is very lucky. She has two moms who love her very much, one of whom is queen of the whole kingdom! She’s also got a dragon who looks after her. Princess Naomi, her mothers, and the dragon are … Continue reading

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I love dragons (but most of all this one!)

Rivka and her dragon from The Second Mango — because sometimes a dragon just needs a hug from a five-foot-eleven Yiddish-speaking warrior woman. There is more I could say about this picture, but it would be spoilery. Drawn by yeaka, who is awesome.

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A poem that really moved me

written by fegeleh on Tumblr: for the little Jewish child who learns of her inherited wretchedness through YouTube comments and the snide remarks of her goyische friends   mein kinder, if no one prepares you for the hatred that will … Continue reading

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Glossary of non-English words in The Second Mango

Some of them seem like English to me, because they were a constant part of my upbringing and remain a constant in my life! But, I realize that many Gentile (non-Jewish) readers would like more information about some of those words. It … Continue reading

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You don’t want to get on Rivka’s bad side

Rivka, the warrior woman from The Second Mango, in all her powerful and amazing glory. Even the lizard thinks she’s awesome. Drawn by the admirable Rebecca Schauer.

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