What Yiddish Letter-Writing Guides Reveal about Jews’ Journey into Modernity

Jan. 26 2021

A letter that begins thus—written in Yiddish and dated May 4, 1903—certainly confirms some established stereotypes about Jewish parents:

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More about: Immigration, Jewish history, Yiddish

 

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations