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Schlonged?

Schlonged?

The great controversy over Donald Trump’s “Yiddish.”

Jan. 13 2016 12:01AM
New Studies, Old Hatreds

New Studies, Old Hatreds

Is anti-Semitism just another hatred, or is it unique? A new academic study tries, with mixed results, to answer the question.
Alex Joffe
May 7 2014 3:00PM
Israel's Imperious Judiciary

Israel's Imperious Judiciary

A madly intrusive justice system is one of the most potent threats the country faces. Can it be stopped?

Dec. 4 2014 12:01AM
How to Say You're Welcome in Yiddish and Other Languages
April 30 2015 12:01AM
The Personal Prayer at the Heart of the High Holy Days

The Personal Prayer at the Heart of the High Holy Days

“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?

Sept. 11 2015 12:01AM
David's Secret Weapon

David's Secret Weapon

The real message of the battle with Goliath is not that the underdog wins, but that things are not always as they are seen.

Feb. 4 2016 12:01AM
How Did Yiddish Words Make Their Way into German?

How Did Yiddish Words Make Their Way into German?

A centuries-old tale of complicated, ambivalent, and, sometimes, covertly intimate relationships between a largely anti-Semitic Christian society and its Jewish minority.

June 9 2016 12:01AM
The British Left's Jewish Problem

The British Left's Jewish Problem

How anti-Zionism, and something worse, has been brought into the mainstream of the British Labor party—and seems to be there to stay.

Nov. 10 2016 12:01AM
The Origins of Foolishness

The Origins of Foolishness

Where does the Yiddish word narishkayt come from?

March 22 2017 12:01AM
The Preacher's Air

The Preacher's Air

On translating Kohelet
Sept. 16 2013 10:05PM
Busting the Shtetl Myth

Busting the Shtetl Myth

What you think you know about Jewish life in Eastern Europe is wrong, argues a fascinating (but problematic) new book.
Andrew N. Koss
Aug. 20 2014 6:34PM
A Woman Who Fired the Torches

A Woman Who Fired the Torches

Why Jewish girls are named after the fierce prophetess Deborah.

Jan. 29 2015 12:01AM
The Zombie Doctrine

The Zombie Doctrine

Why do policy makers treat Islamic extremists as if they’re lacking brains—and deeply held beliefs—of their own?

May 29 2015 12:01AM
Concerto in G Major: A Story

Concerto in G Major: A Story

As the war ends and she comes down from the mountains of Slovakia, a Jewish girl discovers that she can still be “moved by something other than the mere struggle for existence.”

Oct. 29 2015 12:01AM