Yiddish Vinkl for November 8

Fenster (FENN-stir)

Meaning: window

• “Az got zol voynen af der erd, voltn im di mentshn di fentster oysgeshlogn/If God lived on earth, people would knock his windows out.” (bit.ly/2PEMzqN)

• “A shtub ohn a fentster is kein gutteh dira nisht” or “a home without a window is not a good abode – a comment not concerning architecture, but rather about the grave.” (bit.ly/2NC9nF2)

• “The fenster window gallery is described as ‘a window onto Jewish life through art,’ in the front window of the Makom downtown Jewish community centre in Toronto.” (davidkaufmanphotography.com/events)

• Song title: “Vifil gelt far der hintele in die fenster? / How Much is That Doggie in the Window?”


Shaker Heights resident Harold Ticktin prepares “Yiddish Vinkl” for the Cleveland Jewish News.

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