Oy Vey! Yiddish in Orlando is Alive and Well

My favorite Mother’s Day gift was a refrigerator magnet set with more Yiddish words than even my “Bubbie” (grandmother) spoke. Every time someone passes through my kitchen, they rearrange the magnets to make a sentence that speaks to them. My daughter’s message reads, “My mother has chutzpa (boldness).” My neighbor left behind a note saying, “What’s your shtick (talent, special area of interest)? Although I only recognize about half the words (fortunately, it comes with a dictionary), there is something so appealing about the vocabulary that brings the text to life. Right now, I’m playing with the magnetic words “plotz” (collapse from excitement), and “kvetch” (complain). I decided to brin

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