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NYC Diamond District Yiddish Slang

Ben Schott’s piece The Secret Slang of the Diamond District is published in the New York Times today with a little help from Wex. The street has its own vocabulary, honed over generations and still used today. The prevalence of Yiddish reflects the historical influence of Jewish craftsmen and dealers. But the diamond business is international, and […]

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Schott’s Yiddish Vocab

Today on the New York Times Ben Schott’s Vocab Blog is tackling Yiddish. And Wex is the moderator! At the time of writing (less than 24 hours after the blog went live) there are over 380 comments where readers have asked questions, answered questions and added their voice. Who said Yiddish is dead? So go […]

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