The 2021 NFL Draft ended with a rainbow over the city of Cleveland capping off a weekend of welcoming new rookies to the nations most viewed sport.

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In addition to the incomprehensible loss of lives in the Holocaust, another casualty of the Nazi effort to exterminate the Jewish people was the near eradication Europe’s Yiddish speakers. A language that was the vibrant repository of Eastern European Jewish life of all kinds, from secular socialism to ultra-Orthodoxy, and which on the eve of World War II had an estimated 10.7 million speakers, was nearly wiped out in Europe.