July 16, 2012 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #604132whiteMember
what magazines do people in williamsburg read?July 16, 2012 6:55 pm at 6:55 pm #885421
Di TzeitungJuly 16, 2012 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #8854222scentsParticipant
Those are not magazines.
People in Williamsburg read the same things people elsewhere read.
although most stores do not sell the Bina Ami and Mishpacha, it can be purchased in a few stores.July 16, 2012 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #885423
Yiddish is the first language of Jewish Williamsburg. And they generally read Yiddish language publications much more than English language periodicals.July 16, 2012 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #8854242scentsParticipant
Not necessarily, the girls speak primarily English, therefore they read English as well.July 16, 2012 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #885425
Both the men and women, and the boys and girls, speak (and read) primarily Yiddish. That being said, the girls understand English better than the boys.July 16, 2012 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #885426abba_murray_bar_popaParticipant
Actually, most of us read Wallpaper and ViceJuly 17, 2012 3:43 am at 3:43 am #885427MammeleParticipant
It depends a lot on the school the girls go to (or went to) and the home environment. Also, once one gets used to reading english, yiddish becomes more cumbersome to read EVEN IF YIDDISH IS HER FIRST LANGUAGE. Besides weeklies such as das yiddishe licht, oneg shabbos etc. there are monthly yiddish periodicals such as maalos and I think der blick. I’m not sure about der shtern because there was a whole ruckus that it’s just history and politics with no Jewish values. And nothing compares to the quality of say mishpacha, but they are all more tzniusdik and the hashkafa is definitely anti-israel.
I believe most men prefer yiddish, although there are always exceptions, especially if it’s “in house”.July 17, 2012 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #885428Imma613Participant
Most of the folks in Williamsburg red the Virginia gazette.
Oh hang on, you meant Brooklyn, sorry;)July 17, 2012 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #885429a maminParticipant
Hurray for the “Dying language”July 17, 2012 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #885430thinkinghardMember
IMO Mallos trumps them all, even the Hebrew and English ones. It was the first to address mental illness, especially Borderline Personality Disorder.
Last Purim there was a Willi family dressed up as “Shmoigers”, the all time favorite goofy characters of the kids section – everyone recognized them – it was hilarious!
I also enjoy the “Shtern”. It’s well written and informative, but it’s mainly secular in contents.
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