Yesterday while researching Yiddish groups on facebook, I discovered a site that is putting out a Yiddish newspaper over the internet, The Yiddish Moment. A Yiddish Newspaper – Yiddish News – All Yiddish – All the Time – The Only Internet Newspaper in Yiddish.Dr. Namaste who curates the site shared many amazing stories. This is a grassroots endeavor having approximately 120,000 Yiddish speaking, reading, and writing subscribers from all over the world. He also told me that they have over 6000 non-jewish subscribers! Most of them know Yiddish from before the war, and are elderly. Nevertheless. They have treasures to share, many that have never been shared. These members are also continuing to write poems and narratives in Yiddish.
We talked about doing a news show to be broadcast in Yiddish over the web. This would be a first. Stay tuned to find out more about AskAbigail’s future collaborations with The Yiddish Moment.