Please Explain: Yiddish
Friday, September 13, 2013
Chutzpah, glitch, klutz, schlep, and tchotchke are all Yiddish words that have entered into everyday usage. On this week’s Please Explain, we’ll find out all about the Yiddish language—where it comes from, how it’s influenced our culture, and its resurgence. We’re joined by Jonathan Brent, Executive Director at YIVO Institute For Jewish Research, and Eddy Portnoy, Academic Advisor at YIVO Institute For Jewish Research.