Thursday, October 3, 2013

Is Yiddish So Holy?

Some schools insist on it, claiming it is the language of the alta heim, the gedolim, the real Torah world.  It is pure, heilig, separates us from the dangerous secular world.

You think Weberman spoke to his victims in English? Or Yiddish?

It's not about the language. It's about how you act

1 comment:

Lost and Found said...

I got into a discussion with some friends over Sukkos over this. I think it's ridiculous that Yiddish is given any sort of chashivus. Yes, it's a beautiful language, blah blah blah. When it begins to hinder students' ability to learn or make it more difficult to enter the workplace, then it is anything but a beautiful language.

If you want to keep it, keep it. But do so in a way that no one is affected negatively by it, which is definitely the case at this point in time.