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Shikn - שיקן
Shikn - שיקן \SHIK-en\ Verb \ Past Participle: Geshikt (געשיקט): 1. To send. 2. (with reflexive zikh [זיך]): To be proper, plausible. Pronunciation: Click here to hear a native Yiddish speaker use this word in conversation. German equivalents: liefern, schicken, senden. Etymology: The word derives from Middle High German “schicken” (to outfit oneself, arrange appropriately),...
Rivka Basman Ben-Hayim Blog
For those interested, Prof. Zelda Kahan Newman, who teaches at Lehman College in New York, runs a blog dedicated to the work of Rivka Basman Ben-Hayim, probably one of the last great Yiddish poets alive today. Basman Ben-Hayim, a Holocaust survivor, lives in Israel and is currently the head of Beit Leyvik, the most important Yiddish cultural institution in the country. She writes poetry on a...