This Day in Jewish History: 'Joys of Yiddish' Author Dies

Leo Rosten also wrote 'The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N,' in which he provided laughs as well as insight into the world of immigrants to the U.S.

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On February 19, 1997, the writer Leo Rosten, author of “The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N” and “The Joys of Yiddish,” among many other works of fiction and nonfiction, died at the age of 88.