Used by many Jews in Europe for centuries, Yiddish is quite the colorful language. Unsurprisingly, there are many amusing and clever terms and phrases in Yiddish associated with drinking. Having come across a column on just this topic (“Have a Drink!”), the 133rd episode of The Jewish Drinking Show features the author of that column, Dr. Jordan Finkin, to share Yiddish drinking terms.
Biography of Guest
Dr. Finkin is the Rare Book and Manuscript Librarian at the Klau Library of Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. A specialist in modern Jewish literatures, Dr. Finkin is the author of several academic books as well as numerous scholarly essays and articles. He also recently won a Yiddush Studies prize from the Modern Language Association. A literary translator from Yiddish, German, and French, he is also the founder and director of Naydus Press, a non-profit publisher of Yiddish literature in English translation.