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The NYPD Announces in Yiddish

The New York Police Department is using Mame Loshon to alert chassidic residents of Crown Heights about street safety. Full Story, Video

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Why
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Why

Why yidish? Most crown heights’ers don’t understand it!

who understands this yiddish
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who understands this yiddish

in crown hts there are not too many that will understand this yiddish. I think it’s funny that someone thought this would be helpful for crown heightsers. I guess someone is trying hard to kiss up to deblasio and wants to prove that we are soooooooo grateful for his special efforts that nobody in crown hts understands, or needs. If it were done in English, Russian, Hebrew etc maybe. so the Mayor feels that he scored and the person who implemented this thinks he scored with the Mayor’s office and the rest of the pawns go about their lives as… Read more »

Like
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Like

Very well written.

Vision Zero
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Vision Zero

a new way to say, more moving violation tickets

Pshhhh
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Pshhhh

Crown heights is trying to be chassidish like Williamsburg and boro park. Problem is crown heights’ers don’t understand yidish…

Yiddish?
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Yiddish?

So you are making a video to
Try to help everyone yet barely
Anyone can understand it!

sad
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sad

As an out-of-towner, I am sad to read in the comments that most CH residents don’t understand Yiddish. Yiddish is the language the Rebbe spoke to us, I would think anyone who seriously considers him/herself a Lubavitcher would make the effort to learn the language if they don’t know it from home. And it should certainly be taught in every Lubavitch school.

walk
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walk

how do you say that in yiddish???
vawken lol

I agree with # 7
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I agree with # 7

Its embarrassing that in Lubavitch today Yiddish is not as understood as it was 20 years ago. The Rebbe certainly encouraged it.

To Comment one
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To Comment one

As a Lubavitcher, it is upsetting to read comments like yours, instead of learning Yiddish, (you might find it useful to understand the rebbes sichos) You launch a attack.

I sincerely hope that your estimation that “most crown heights’ers don’t understand it” is wrong.

חב״ד מהארץ
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חב״ד מהארץ

!מהרבי דבר באידיש
?מה יותר טוב מזה

When crossing the street w a stroller
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When crossing the street w a stroller

Don’t push the stroller into the street to see if
it’s safe to cross??

#2 is correct
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#2 is correct

This isn’t Chabadsker (Lithuanian/Ukrainian) Yiddish, but Polish/Hungarian (the kind you’d hear in Williamsburg or Boro Park). Which means that whoever in the mayor’s office came up with this idea knows nothing whatsoever about us.

Gevalt
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Gevalt

The language will not help to stop the misdemeanor /violator?
Change the rule of drivers turning left/right and pedestrians that are crossing the street at the same time , it’s not safe to share the road …..
Go to the local schools and teach kids first …

to #13
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to #13

#2 is not complaining that the Yiddish is galitzianish, s/he suggests that English, Russian or Hebrew would be better.

In any case, come on, it’s not that difficult to understand the other accent.

KISHIN TOCHOS
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KISHIN TOCHOS

HAH COMPLETELY HILARIOUS

YINGLISH
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YINGLISH

NO ONE SPEAKS YIDDISH HERE
Hebrew Yes
Russian Yes
English Yes
I think I hear more French and Spanish then Yiddish

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