Adam B. Shapiro, the actor who played the role of Kalmen the matchmaker in the acclaimed Yiddish production of Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride) last year, has come up with a funny video in which he lists, and illustrates with facial expressions, the top ten Yiddish words that have found a home in the English language.
If you missed the show in its concert version at Rutgers University or the full production in its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, we've included a video with excerpts from the production below.
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Excerpts from Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride)