What’s a “farbisseneh”? Who are the “goyim”? What’s a “shmeggegge”? And what does all of this have to do with the President and First Lady of the United States?

Ask the authors of Yiddish With George and Laura, the new book by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman. Or, better yet, for a quirky look inside their literary endeavor, check out this video, which is part of their web promotion of the book.

And, just for fun, see if you can detect the subtle hints that reveal whether the authors are Democrats or Republicans.

(For stories like this, I have always depended upon the kindness of YoYenta.)

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Esther Kustanowitz

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