Where does Yiddish Come From?

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July 8 2014
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Philologos, the renowned Jewish-language columnist, appears twice a month in Mosaic. Questions for him may be sent to his email address by clicking here.

The questions of where and when Yiddish originated, and how it spread, were long regarded as solved. No more. 

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More about: Ashkenazi Jewry, Yiddish

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