Left-wing chicken farmers

April 26, 2007

“Several years before my arrival, the museum’s small library had been overwhelmed by the donation of almost two thousand Yiddish books from a declining commune of left-wing Jewish chicken farmers in nearby Petaluna.”

“‘Arlo [Guthrie] used to call me Der Professor,” Mr. Ostroff told us. “‘Oy,’ he would scream, ;der Professr kitselt, the Professor is tickling me.'”

Outwitting History, by Aaron Lansky

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