Tuesday, July 21, 2009
☞ READ: Yiddish and the Mayor from Harlem
Harlem Bespoke had a story on the New York City Mayor, Fiorello La Guardia, who represented Italian East Harlem and won over Jewish votes by being able to debate in Yiddish (a skill which his Jewish challenger did not have). The New York Times today covers the history of why Yiddish is almost a second language amongst many politicians who are not Jewish at all. See the NY Times artilcle: LINK or the original Harlem Bespoke profile on Fiorello: LINK.