Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

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Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby Papageno » 2015-08-27, 19:14

It bears the Israel flag, but Yiddish language theaters were banned there in the 1950's! The change of flag isn't totally necessary at the moment, but it should be something you bear in mind.
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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby linguoboy » 2015-08-27, 19:24

What would you suggest as an alternative? Any choice of a flag would be inherently problematic.
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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby vijayjohn » 2015-08-28, 4:21

Omg, I'm not sure I even realized until now that the Jewish Daily Forward still exists! :oops: That's cool though.

So apparently the most appropriate symbol, if one really has to be used, would be something like this?

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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby Papageno » 2015-08-28, 9:48

vijayjohn wrote:So apparently the most appropriate symbol, if one really has to be used, would be something like this?


That's probably it, but I think he who wrote this sums up much of my conclusion: "Phillip Cohen 2 months ago

Any Yiddish flag will need representation of all of the labor bundts that organized and fought for rights finally squelched by nazis."
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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby md0 » 2015-08-28, 10:10

"If you like your clause structure, you can keep your clause structure"

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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby PfifltriggPi » 2016-11-13, 21:39

vijayjohn wrote:So apparently the most appropriate symbol, if one really has to be used, would be something like this?


TBH, that would look pretty awesome.
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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby mōdgethanc » 2016-11-13, 22:51

Okay, I thought I knew a fair amount about Jewish culture, but what is the symbolism of the golden peacock? What does it have to do with Jews, Judaism or Yiddish in particular? I don't get it.

I see why it's problematic to use the flag of a country which tried to suppress the language but also, it's the only Jewish state and there are a lot of Yiddish speakers there. I don't see a good alternative. The flag with the menorah was just made up by some guy. At least the Israeli flag is a real national symbol (plus it contains the Star of David, which is an even more widely used symbol of Jews than the menorah is).

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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby vijayjohn » 2016-11-14, 3:30

mōdgethanc wrote:Okay, I thought I knew a fair amount about Jewish culture, but what is the symbolism of the golden peacock? What does it have to do with Jews, Judaism or Yiddish in particular? I don't get it.

http://www.jewishfolksongs.com/en/golden-peacock

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Re: Requesting new flag for Yiddish!

Postby mōdgethanc » 2016-11-26, 7:04

vijayjohn wrote:http://www.jewishfolksongs.com/en/golden-peacock
There's still the problem that a) that's not a flag and b) I think its meaning would be opaque even to many Yiddish speakers.


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