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folksbiene:

From the blog of the Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO):

On May 22, 2014, four cultural organizations in Vilnius teamed up to present “Resonances from Vilna,” a concert at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, featuring works by Jewish composers Joseph Achron, Alexander Krein, and other Jewish Lithuanian composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The program included a world premiere performance of pieces from Vsevelod Zaderatsky’s 24 Preludes and Fugues.

The event was organized by the European Humanities University (EHU), the EHU Center for German Studies, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum’s Tolerance Center, and Vilnius University.

Watch excerpts of the concert.

On May 4, 2014, music by Achron, Krein, and other Jewish composers were featured at YIVO at a Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert entitled “The Jewish Sound in Soviet Music.”

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There is nothing surprising about finding the same Hebrew words for such things as Jewish holidays, Jewish rituals, and Jewish legal and cultural concepts in different Jewish languages, where their existence doesn’t imply a direct link. But when one finds, as one does in both Western and Eastern Yiddish, Hebrew words like (in their standard Eastern European pronunciation) melekh (“king”), azus (“brazenness”), kheyshek (“desire”), menukhe (“rest”), metsiye (“bargain”), sod (“secret”), tomir (“whether”), miyes (“ugly”), yakres (“expensiveness”), nakhes (“satisfaction”), shoyte (“fool”), kol (“sound”), mishpokhe (“family”), tsure (“face”), etc., etc. (the list goes on and on), a connection must clearly exist. Like Weinreich, with whom he disagrees about other things, Manaster Ramer holds that the only sensible explanation of this connection is the slow, steady progress of Yiddish across Europe from West to East, whatever detours or retrograde movements it may have made on its way.

The Origins of Yiddish: Part Fier

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foreign soda (easy to find in nyc) could be ass flavored and it would taste better than anything made in the US. this turkish stuff reminded me a little of cuban iron beer, my fave soda of all time.

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teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pmVienna28 July 1914The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.Count Berchtold

teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pm

Vienna
28 July 1914

The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.

Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.

Count Berchtold

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spicyshimmy:

because nothing says christmas like your soulmate dying of radiation poisoning giving you one last goodbye kiss through the glass while your knees crumple under the weight of your sorrow, the upcoming 2015 wrath of khan hallmark christmas ornament is a must have!

aren’t they both jewish

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