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On Our Own Terms

Discover the backstories behind our own uniquely frum phrases

Illustrations: Marion Bellina

They’re part of our Yiddishe shprach and parcel of our yeshivishe reid: places, products, and proper nouns that pepper our speech. Everyone knows what they’re called, but few know why. Who was Harry Fischel? Who’s the “Morris” behind the Catskills retreat? Find out why cultural icons like Jerusalem II Pizza, Alef Binah, and Pitzuchei Mashiach carry those names, and discover the stories behind our own uniquely frum phrases


(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 878)

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