The Weekly Schmooze: Knaidel, Kim and Kanye

Jewish culture news worldwide: Jewish Princess of Long Island get a reality show; Kim Kardashian makes kibbutzniks millionaires.

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June 6, 2013 16:03
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Knaidel or kneydel? The question has the Yiddish-speaking word up in arms, after Arvind V. Mahankali won the Scripp's National Spelling Bee in the US last Thursday with the word for everyone's favorite addition to chicken soup. The New York Times got on the case, and found that the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research prefers the second spelling, while the Webster's Third International Dictionary, the spelling contest authority, uses the first. Author Dara Horn weighed in on the debate, too, connecting the accepted English spelling (knaidel) to the death of Yiddish. Maybe they should have just asked Mahankali him to spell matzo ball, instead. A few days after the spelling bee, by the way, the 13-year-old spelling champ tried his first knaidel at the Carnegie Deli in New York.

(Credit: Manischewitz)

Speaking of people who like Manischewitz products, Bravo, home of the Real Housewives, has gathered some JAPs for its latest show: Princesses Long Island. The show revolves around six women in their twenties who live in their parents' lavish homes and hope to marry rich. The show premiered this week with an episode titled "You Had Me at Shalom," the stars use Yiddish words like "ferklempt," drink arak and Manischewitz wine and fall down while drunkenly singing "Hava Nagila." Check it out:



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