Too Young for Yiddish

by Richard Michelson

Other authorsNeil Waldman
Book, 2002



Call number

E 435 MIC



Watertown, MA : Talewinds, 2002.


When Aaron was a boy his Grandpa, or Zayde, would not teach him Yiddish, but as an adult, Aaron longs to learn the language and history of the old country from Zayde and his many books.

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This is a story of a boy Aaron that has to live in the same room as his Grandpa. Aaron wants his grandpa to teach him Yiddish, but grandpa says he is too young. Later Grandpa must be moved to a nursing home. When Aaron comes to find that grandpa has thrown out his books because he is too old, Aaron
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insisted he teach him Yiddish. Aaron takes all of the books out of the trash and Grandpa teaches him Yiddish before he passes away. Years later, Aaron would go on to teach his son Yiddish too.

This is a good lesson on keeping traditions going, and not losing ones culture.
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