Re: Simonia card? #yiddish #translation


Odeda Zlotnick
 

A "simmaniya" (in Hebrew) is what we used to call the dedicated cards inserted into books to mark the place you stopped reading. 
They could be quite elaborate hand made or hand decorated objects - and were of course - used again an again.

In other words: a simmanya card is a bookmark. And the "mo" would be the Ashkenazi pronunciation of the "ma" sound.

I don't what's special about the bookmark mentioned in the letter - perhaps the writer was an artist perhaps it's a sentimental issue, maybe a totally different meaning of the term with which I am not familiar, or even a code the reader would understand and the censor would not fine suspicious.

But it could be a beloved bookmark card.

Odeda Zlotnick,
Jerusalem, Israel.

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