Sunday, May 16, 2021

A Minute of Yiddish: Cookie Kibitznik Shows Off Her Ongepotchket Wardrobe

Meet Cookie Kibbitznik – your favorite Jewish mother! She's a technically-challenged Boomer fashionista – a tell-it-like-it-is kind of unfiltered gal ... a power-walking, pool-jogging, brisket-making, mah jongg maven ... your new favorite Funny Girl and giver of sage advice! She's here to teach you Yiddish, as you fall out of your chair, laughing! 

These videos are not meant to compete with serious Yiddish language tutorials such as the new Duolingo  course or Rukhl Schaechter's Word of the Day lessons from the Forward. They focus on Yiddish words that you probably already know, but illustrate their use in hilarious ways. They are produced and acted out by a woman who reveals only her first name, Perri. In today's video and other that we will be sharing in the coming weeks, she assumes the identity of Cookie Kibitznik, a yenta if we ever saw won.

In this episode, Cookie explains one of our favorite Yiddish words -- ongepotchket -- and displays her ongepotchket wardrobe.

Tonight we begin to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot -- one day in Israel and two days in the diaspora. So whether you will be attending services in person or virtually online, we wish you a chag sameach. We'll be back on Wednesday with our usual mix on Jewish  Humor Central.

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