The Amazing Yiddish World of Michael Wex

Here's Mr. Wex in performance at the KlezKamp Roadshow at Block & Hexter Center on July 31st. He's reciting an excerpt from his soon to be released book "Just Say Nu." I think he's speaking on the Yiddish phrase "hoch a chanuk:"

I really was trying to get a good picture of him, but you just can't hit a moving target. Like the old sorry joke: How do you get a Jew to shut up? Make him sit on his hands......

Wex is piss-your-pants-funny every time I hear him. He writes a monthly newsletter which you should go ahead and sign up for. And buy the damn book when it comes out. And you should really find his first book "Schlepping the Exile" which I still like most of all.