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A Dying Language Comes to Life

High school students visit the Jewish Home for the Aging -- and find kinship through Yiddish.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/education/article/a_dying_language_comes_to_life_20060224

The Yiddish words flew -- sometimes fluently, sometimes haltingly and occasionally "shreklich" or awful as the seniors reached for a word long forgotten or the students for a word they had not yet learned. They raised their voices, gesturing with their hands as they spoke.

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