May 30, 2009May 31, 2009 by Edward Champion BEA 2009: Yiddish Yoga BEA BEA, bookexpo, lisa grunberger, yiddish yoga, yoga 2 Comments Until Friday, it had not occurred to me to subdivide yoga into cultural and lingusitical categories. Enter Lisa Grunberger, author of Yiddish Yoga, who documented “an act of translation” that involved yoga and her grandmother Ruthie. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tumblr Reddit
You know “Yiddish” just means “Jewish” in Yiddish and German.
I think it’s “her” grandmother Ruthie in the sense that Ruthie is “her” protagonist, not a real-life relative of hers.
Eric, when the word is spelled “Yiddish,” it’s an English word referring to the Judeo-German language. The German word for “Jewish” starts with a “J”; the Yiddish word with a Yud.