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Tevye needs a nap

    A hammock beneath a leaning pine tree. Sounds crazy, no? But in our little village of San Clemente (what a name for a shtetl!), you might say every one of us needs a hammock beneath a leaning pine … Continue reading

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List Monday – Top 10 Yiddish Words to Keep Alive

Ish kabibble – Ish was actually an old time comedian/cornet player.  It was his stage name, based on a mock yiddish term, roughly meaning “no worries”.  It is probably derived from the yiddish “nisht gefidlt,” which mean “it doesn’t matter to … Continue reading

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