The Man Who Worked to Preserve Tunisian Judeo-Arabic Literature

Sept. 11 2020

Wherever Jews’ wanderings took them, they began writing their spoken language in Hebrew characters, and often developed their own Jewish languages—of which Yiddish is the best known. Thus Saadiah Gaon and Moses Maimonides composed their great philosophical works in Judeo-Arabic not so different from the standard language, but the Jews of Tunisia spoke a distinctive dialect containing smatterings of Hebrew, French, and Italian. Chen Malul describes this tongue’s literary history, and its greatest advocate:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Jewish language, Mizrahi Jewry, Tunisia

Why a Military Conflict between Iran and Israel Seems Inevitable

Jan. 20 2021

Since the year began, the IDF has stepped up its attacks on Iranian positions in Syria, striking more targets and going deeper into Syrian territory than usual. Meanwhile, Tehran has increased its enrichment of uranium, moving ever closer to building nuclear weapons. Efraim Inbar addresses the situation in depth:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy