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Who’s on Forty-Second?

My grandparents spoke Yiddish, especially when they didn’t want their children to understand what they were saying.  My dad speaks some, though his German is better, and I know the same handful of words that a gentile might learn after five years of living in New York City.  There’s no question the language has been […]

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The Devils Are Here

The Marx Brothers’ best movies didn’t exactly hinge on their plots; as long as they could come up with a reasonable excuse to string together a series of hilarious scenes, it didn’t really matter how we got from one to the other.  The same is true of Cirque du Soleil, but instead of laughs they rely on […]

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