Episode 77: Word of the Week: Yenta
How did a popular Yiddish woman's name come to mean gossip and busybody? In the first of our new Word of the Week mini-series, we trace the evolution of the word yenta. Producer Jen Richler talks with Fiddler on the Roof scholar Jan Lisa Huttner, comedian Judy Gold, author Lizzie Skurnick, and Tik Tok star and Torah commentator Miriam Anzovin. And in a special cameo...Yente the Matchmaker herself!
This episode includes music by Alicia Jo Rabins (www.aliciajo.com).
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 77: Word of the Week: Yenta." (Viewed on January 29, 2023) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-77-work-week-yenta>.