Yenta #general


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

To all:
It is my theory that the name Yenta took on its present pejorative meaning >from
the series in the Forward about Yenta Tilabenda in the twenties and thirties. She
was described as having all the negative attributes of the newly arrived immigrant
from Eastern Europe. Of course Abe Cahan's goal was to americanize the new
immigrants, so she was not seen favorably.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

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