Freilikh-makher – Yiddish

Freilikh-makher – Yiddish

A Yiddish term for entertainer, or more charmingly, ‘merry-maker’, echoing the German fröhlich-macher.In his 1929 book on the history of Polish Jewry Emanuel Ringelblum devoted several paragraphs to a description of groups of late eighteenth century Jewish...

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