Last Month Philologos Asked for Language Help, and Got It

Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”

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Observation
Feb. 20 2019
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Philologos, the renowned Jewish-language columnist, appears twice a month in Mosaic. Questions for him may be sent to his email address by clicking here.


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