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  •  yes, "eine Schande" ! (2+ / 0-)
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    Denise Oliver Velez, remembrance

    wow, eine "Schande" is German, I had no idea that the word might be rooted in the jiddish word "shanda".  

    Oh, it's much more than a shanda, imo, a shanda is something you need to be ashamed of and should be different and changed.

    Rape is about power, these rapes are about the power of the "victors" in a war. The wars of our time ... pick one they all fit.

    •  shanda is also scandalous (3+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, mimi, remembrance

      I grew up speaking Brooklyn yiddish

      Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 03:50:33 PM PST

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      •  yes, same usage in German too. (2+ / 0-)
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        remembrance, Denise Oliver Velez

        when I came to America, one of the first contacts I had with Jewish people were in a McDonalds, two old ladies speaking somthing that sounded to me like German, but wasn't.  I was quite amazed to learn they were Jews and that what they spoke were Jiddish.

        Figure that I never met any Jew in Germany until age 28.
        Shudder. Life is so ugsome.

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