The Meshuggener Who Keeps the Last N.Y.C. Yiddish Bookstore Alive

Only 150,000 Americans speak Yiddish as their mother tongue, but the man running New York’s sole Yiddish bookstore says anyone who thinks the language is dying must schlep to Queens to witness its revival

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They call Hy Wolfe every few weeks and ask if they can come along, whispering so no one will hear them speak. When they arrive, they enter and leave in the blink of an eye, making sure no one sees them. The...