Mensch. Literally, a human being. More specifically good person, one who goes out of their way to do positive things.
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Click below to hear Momma J define kitsel in her own words, as well as provide some examples from her own life.
Kvell. To gush, to flow over with good feelings, often used referring to family or children.
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In another Frequently Asked Question to Momma J she explains what she thinks may have happened to her brother Kalman after the Holocaust.
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Leon asks, “Momma J – As a survivor of the Holocaust, what do you want to your great grandkid’s grandchildren to remember?”
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In this final recollection of time spent in the Catskills, Momma J addresses precious privacy issues and how to cram family and friends into just two rooms!
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Mishpocha. (Meesh-Puh-Chah) Family.
Hear Momma J correctly pronounce and define how to say family in Yiddish below: