Yiddish Is a Language That Can’t Be Disconnected from Judaism

June 17 2021

Commenting on the controversies that emerged when the popular language-learning app Duolingo initiated its Yiddish course, Meir Soloveichik objects to those who see the tongue as way to express a Jewish identity at a safe distance from both the Jewish religion and the Jewish state. He writes:

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More about: Judaism, Yiddish

Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate

July 29 2021

Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.

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More about: Crime, Drugs, Hizballah, Iran, Latin America