The phrase “I hear you” is the linguistic equivalent of a homeless orphan with no siblings. It makes sense in English on a very practical level, but it is a phrase whose richness can only be fully realized in light of its Yiddish origins and philosophical significance.
The Louisville Slugger, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Fort Knox, the Kentucky Derby, and even Muhammad Ali all have their roots in Kentucky’s largest city. Now, Louisville can boast of its latest addition: Chabad’s new Jewish Learning Center.
Souls on the Don, not unlike Humans of New York which provides a glimpse into the lives of strangers, open a lens onto the lives of others living far away, and thus revives a nearly forgotten chapter of Jewish history.