Death Comes to the Lexicographer

In the monumental three-volume Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, Mikhl Herzog lovingly attended to the minutiae, and to the living heart, of Yiddish-speaking Jewry.

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More about: Ashkenazi Jewry, Jewish history, Jewish literature, Mikhl Herzog, Yiddish

The Attack on the Colleyville Synagogue and the Battle of Narratives

Jan. 21 2022

In the aftermath of high-profile, violent incidents in the U.S., there is virtually always a national attempt to blame one or the other major political party. Dominic Green, considering the recent hostage-taking at a Colleyville, Texas synagogue, notes that while political discussions of this type may not matter much to the victims of any given attack, they have an invidious effect on our politics. For Jewish parents worried about whether to send their kids to school, he suggests,

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, U.S. Politics