Schiller in Yiddish?

    I walked past



    Mel Bochner's work in front of the Spertus Institute of Judaica. They're building, and commissioned artists to create a work for their construction barrier. Bochner calls his, "The Joys of Yiddish, The Language Barrier 2006"

    And somehow, I started singing the words, to the tune of the last movement of Beethoven's Ninth..


    " KIBBUTZER, KVETCHER, K’NOCKER, KUNI LEMMEL,
    NUDNICK, NEBBISH, NU-U-UDZH.

    GONIF, DREYKOP, CHAZZER, CHAIM YANKEL,
    ALTER KOCKER, MOISHE PUPIK.

    MESHUGENER, TUMLER,
    TSITSER, SCHMOOZER.

    SCHMO, SHLEMIEL, SHLIMAZEL,
    SCHVITZER, PISHER.

    PLOSHER, PLOSHER, PLATKE - MACHER.
    CHAIM YANKEL, ALTER KOCKER.

    Now let's see you get that out of your kup (head) !

    And of course, I call it, "Ode to... 'Oy.'"


    -E
    ---

    I wanted to get the Berlin Phil to play it.
    If they won't do it, how about my cousin Phil?


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