Made in poland, as were a number of americanproduced yiddish films during the 1930s this one less than a year before the german invasion, it starred the inimitable molly picon 1898. Yiddish book centers wexler oral history project interview with velvel pasternak. Im chu the flu im heard the jerk im falop the hop im diz the wiz now you guys can be who you wanna be im the cat thats in the know im hink the. A bisl zun a bisl regn, a ruik ort dem kop tsu leygn, abi gezunt, ken men gliklekh zayn. Shulem lemmer has been reviving and revitalizing ageold yiddish classics.
The decade of discovery is a new initiative of the yiddish book center designed to foster a deeper understanding of yiddish and modern jewish culture. It is slightly higher than standard german, with a large admixture of words of hebrew, slavic, or other origin. Molly picon from the film mamele a bit of sun, a bit of rain, a peaceful place to lay your head so long as youre healthy, you can be happy. Abi gezunt shulem lemmer with the yochi briskman klezmer band zilber shtern paula teitelbaum. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. You know more yiddish than you think jewish currents. Thicker than some of the other books in this series, dirty yiddish goes out of its way to teach what might be considered polite yiddish. A century of yiddish in america, by sol steinmetz tuscaloosa, 1986. A shukh a zok a kleyd on lates, in keshene a drei fir zlotes, abi gezunt. And signs off, rather perplexingly, with, abi gezunt. Di luft iz fray far yedn glaykh, di zun zi shaynt far yedn eynem orem oder raykh. Yiddish is spoken as a daily language in some parts of america, mostly in new york city, and in some parts of europe, particularly eastern europe, and south america, as well as in israel. Zekes fellowship responsibilities include cataloguing the collection, and in the process of his work hes uncovered some interesting finds, including two of his favoritessheet music of abi gezunt, from the film mamele starring molly picon, and a piece from the. Many of the great jewish composers abraham goldfaden, mark warshawsky, joseph rumshinsky, alexan.
Cab calloway abi gezunt a bee gezindt lyrics genius. The song was a hit, and the next year, calloway was back in the studio cutting abi gezunt if youve got your health, you can be happy, a song by fellow jivetalk philologist henry nemo, with a lyric that blended yiddish and jivetalk jargon. A shukh, a zok, a kleyd on lates, in keshene a dray, fir zlotes, abi gezunt, ken men glik lekh zayn. Drawing on data pointing to health as an economic commodity, leading to. It played on an expression made famous in an earlier song by yiddish theatre doyen molly. Piano accompaniment by various arrangers this is the first issue of a broadbased and definitive collection of popular jewish and classic yiddish theater songs with piano accompaniment. An english sentence that uses these words sometimes is said to be in yinglish or hebronics. The american yiddish musical theater, a vibrant expression of the immigrant experience, became famous. The yiddish word abi gezunt is defined as as long as youre healthy. For example, a secular english book but a holy hebrew sefer. You can purchase our albums andor our book from paypal with the links. The laughter will never stop with this onceinalifetime collection of sidesplitting familyfriendly humor, from the brilliant humorist arnold fine of the jewish press. On the yiddish segment, rochelle zucker introduces you to eleonore biezunski, a singer, violinist and yiddish music researcher who was born in paris. Enjoy hundreds of alltimefavorite jokes straight from the archives of the jewish press.
There are some yiddish words used in english language context. Abi gezunt 1938 molly picon, in the midst of shabbes shabbos preparations, sings abi gezunt so long as youre healthy in the prewar yiddish film, mamele 1938. Mayn yiddishe velt by heather lauren klein yiddish book. The biggest and silliest collection of classic jewish jokes kindle edition by arnold fine, zalman. Zeke levine takes the shmooze into the yiddish book centers vault to explore the centers yiddish sheet music collection. The jewish radio hour winnipeg, winnipeg, manitoba. Am yisrael chai carlebach am yisrael chai rockoff araber tants. Yiddish is unparalleled as a darkly comic language of complaint, a way to look on the dark side of life and laugh at it. Zeke levine takes the shmooze into the yiddish book centers vault to. Includes over 340 classic jewish jokes, oneliners, and humorous observations that will leave you rolling on the floor. Hebrew songs transliterated and translated into english as well as spanish, italian, portuguese and other languages, by volunteers worldwide.
The laughter will never stop with this onceinalifetime collection of the sidesplitting familyfriendly humor, from the brilliant humorist arnold fine of the jewish press. What concerns abi or rather aby its an ukrainizm or rusizm meaning, in this case, both a wish of good health and a melancholic truism, something like all is well if your health is well. The biggest and silliest collection of classic jewish jokes kindle edition by fine, arnold, goldstein, zalman. Lyrics for abi gezunt by the barry sisters a bisl zun, a bisl regn, a ruig ort dem kop tzu legn, abi gezunt ken men gliklakh zayn. Velvel pasternak, musicologist and major publisher of jewish music, talks about jewish music. A bisl freyd, a bisl lakhn, a mol mit fraynt a shnepsl makhn, abi. It should come as no surprise that the phrase abi gezunt is so popular.
The son of a lawyer father and a churchorganist mother, calloway met louis armstrong while at chicago s crane college. The funniest jewish joke book ever the laughter will never stop with this onceina. Developed out of hebrew and german, yiddish became. A bisl zun, a bisl regn, a ruik ort dem kop tzu legn, abi gezunt, ken men glik lekh zayn. Bay a glezele mashke klezmer band folio, yale klezmer band. A shukh, a zok, a kleyd on lates, in keshene dray fir zlotes, abi gezunt, ken men gliklekh zayn. Arnies classic jewish jokes, oneliners, and humorous observations will leave you and everyone else rolling on the floor. Yidl mitn fidl part 2 yiddle with his fiddle 1936 yiddish film duration. Beginning with the centers 40th anniversary in 2020, and continuing for each of the next ten years, the center will select an annual theme. Abi gezunt for voice and other instruments fake book, intermediate voice sheet music.
Learn the definition of the yiddish word abi gezunt as well as the proper way to pronounce abi gezunt, from a real bubbe. The laughter will never stop with this once in a lifetime collection of the side splitting family friendly humor, from the brilliant humorist arnold fine of the jewish press. Translated it means roughly, stay healthy, because you can kill yourself later. Velvel pasternak was interviewed by hankus netsky on august 15, 2011 at his home in new york.
The laughter will never stop with this onceinalifetime collection of the sidesplitting familyfriendly. See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The laughter will never stop with this onceinalifetime collection of the sidesplitting familyfriendly humor from the brilliant humorist, arnold fine. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading abi gezunt. Made in poland, as were a number of americanproduced yiddish films during the 1930s this one less than a year before the german invasion, it starred the inimitable molly picon 18981992, probably second avenues. New york sounds of yiddish theater brings toe tapping, tear jerking poetry back to life in an exciting mix of lesser known yiddish operetta, folk, and theater favorites. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Over 340 of arnies classic jewish jokes, oneliners, and humorous observations will leave youand everyone elserolling on the floor.
You wont get verb conjugations, and its hard to draw the line between slang and nonslang, because there is no real standardization of the language, for one, and for another, yiddish is so goshdurned earthy. Includes an high quality pdf file to download instantly. Di luft iz fray, far yedn glaykh, di zun zi sheynt far yedn eynem orem oder raykh. As yiddish is roughly 75% germanic in origin, german speakers can understand a large part of it. Yiddish words and expressions widely used in american culture. Over 340 of arnies classic jewish jokes, one liners, and humorous observations will leave you and everyone else rolling on the f. Abi gezunt by jacob jay lindenthal overdrive rakuten.
View of the entrance to the 2nd avenue theatre where the marquee advertises, in both english and yiddish, abi gezunt you should only be well. Definitions as long as youre healthy you can be happy. This book consists of a series of investigations into the cultural and behavioral patterns of east european immigrant jews known to promote health and prevent. A bisl freyd, a bisl lakhn, amol mit fraynt a shnepzl makhn, abi gezunt. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. In 1930s new york, no cat was more of a hepster than cab calloway. Maxwell streets second recording includes yiddish favorites such as abi gezunt. The biggest and silliest collection of sidesplitting classic jewish jokes. Now the joseph jacobs organization has been, as the booklet indicates, a public relations and marketing counsel to manufacturers and advertising agencies since 1919. Rozovsky 194320 was a lawyer, author, educator, health. In this video he performs a beautiful rendition of abi gezunt as long as your. This book consists of a series of investigations into the cultural and behavioral patterns of east european immigrant jews known to promote health and prevent disease beginning in the late 19th and into the 20th centuries. Yiddish slang and idioms international yiddish center.1395 402 145 546 1052 1399 978 1176 314 461 668 99 363 707 129 101 548 206 85 1360 1597 138 693 577 203 75 503 1123 550 112 1125 1288 719