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“This is what everyone in Yiddish is trying to do: to get to the younger generations and show people what’s out there,” said Shane Baker, president of the congress and a non-Jewish actor who appears in Yiddish productions at Folksbiene and New Yiddish Rep. “They used to say in the family: ‘Speak Yiddish so the children don’t understand if you’re talking about something serious or arguing.’ Now a hook is: ‘Speak Yiddish so your parents won’t know what you’re saying.’ “