Mashgiach Ruchini, Yeshiva Aishes Eish HaTorah
Special to MeshumadMeshubach.blogspot.com
Residents of a Hassidic neighborhood are threatening another riot over an academic paper recently released that gained new insights into the Hassidic language that reflected badly on their community. It has many people asking if the Hassidim really are Jackasses or what is in a name.
The paper was written by Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguistic genuis and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It portends to reveal an anomaly in Yiddish, the language of
“You may notice that in South Brooklyn the Hasidim live in a neighborhood called
Boro is not a Yiddish translation of Latin for neighborhood,” Chomsky said. “Instead, it is Spanish, burro is the Spanish word for Jackass. He said there was some certainty the name was connected both to the Spanish speaking community that lives in the top of Boro Park, near 39th Street, but added it probably had something to do with the Hassidim all selling their houses in Crown Heights for a song and then blowing outrageous amounts to move into an industrial area simply because it had permissive zoning.
The move started with Lubavitchers in