The shocking recent slide in stock markets around the world could well leave many a private investor and Wall Street maven on the verge of turning into a knakker on a nun, “a knakker without the n” (but with the initial k).
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Now that the warm weather has finally arrived and Jews who lead traditional lives have embarked on the Three Weeks of mourning that precede Tisha b’Ov, the Ninth of Av, the day when both Temples were destroyed, the pre-Rosh Hashana shnor-season is nearly upon us.
If this trend continues, I could be the next Mayor. Sam Roberts at the New York Times contacted me and asked me to comment on the war of (Yiddish) words between Mayor Bloomberg and State Senator Hiram Monserrate
At the beginning of November 2007 Wex gave a lecture at the San Francisco Jewish Book Fair based on his book Just Say Nu. Joe Eskenazi (who reviewed Born to Kvetch for J Weekly and described Wex as “stunningly, uproariously, laugh-out-loud- and-make-everyone-on-the-train-think-you’re-a-lunatic funny”) describes Wex’s take on life. “People say ‘Oh, Yiddish is obsessed with […]
With the midterm elections approaching almost as quickly as the Days of Awe, politicians are making promises about their behavior for the next four years while Jews prepare to offer the Lord a convincing account of their own recent actions.
Vos bay a nikhtern af der lung iz bay a shikern af der tsung, “What’s in a sober person’s lung is on the drunk one’s tongue”: people who have had too much to drink don’t know which of their thoughts should remain unspoken. Just ask Mel Gibson