Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary in Yiddish [VIDEO]

150 People Sing the Canadian National Anthem in Yiddish
by Jonathan Zalman
June 12, 2017

Last week a group of 150 people from all walks of life gathered in Toronto to perform a version of the Canadian national anthem… in Yiddish. It’s really something. Apparently, the June 6 performance, perhaps the first of its kind, began as an idea that quickly swelled into collective mission. Hindy Nosek-Abelson, a Toronto-based writer who translated “O Canada” from English to Yiddish, told The Daily Globe and Mail: “It started with a question about whether this had ever been done.” The idea, she said, passed through a “chain of people,” including author Margaret Atwood.  READ MORE

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