Back To Rebbetzin RLZ:
But the big shayla by this video
(see Pesach As She Oughtta Be
) is: What language is Rebbetzin Rivkah Leah Zelwig
speaking? It sounds sorta like English - but it's not. It sounds sorta
like Hebrew - but it's not. And sorta like Yiddish - but it's not.
The teshuva: Rebbetzin RLZ is takeh speaking a toned-down, feminine version of Yeshivish
. She, after all, did not go to yeshiva - her husband did!
And what is Yeshivish? Wikipedia answers
Yeshivish (Yiddish: ישיבֿיש), refers to a sociolect of English
spoken by yeshiva students and other Jews with a strong connection to
the Orthodox yeshiva world.
Well, that clears it up! Fortunately, the Forward's Philologos
has published an article, How To Understand Yeshivish
, that mamash does clear it up.
Here is one example of Yeshivish as she is spoke:
The lechatchila time for shacharis is neitz. B’dieved, if a person
davened from amud hashachar and onwards he is yotzei. In a shas hadchak
he may daven from amud hashachar and onwards lechatchila…. After chatzos
it is assur to daven shacharis. One should wait till after mincha and
then daven a tashlumin. The possibility for a tashlumin doesn’t exist
for someone who was bemaizid.
passage is entirely understandable to those who have had the privilege
to spend time in yeshiva - who have sat and studied Talmud as if it were
the most important thing in the world.
should plan to say the morning prayer no earlier than sunrise. After
the fact, if a person unknowingly prayed earlier, starting with the
break of dawn, he is considered to have performed the commandment. If he
has no choice [because he will not have time after sunrise], he may
knowingly pray starting with the break of dawn…. After midday, saying
the morning prayer is forbidden. One should compensate [for having
missed it] by waiting for the afternoon prayer and repeating that a
second time. Such compensation, however, is unacceptable in the case of
someone who acted deliberately [in skipping the morning prayer].
For more examples of everyday Yeshivish, Abq Jew
refers you to The Yeshiva World News
. Bet you didn't know that
was out there, did you?
But here's a great video example
from the kiruv organization Oorah
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