Hebrew

The two giants of Jewish literature come together for a wide-ranging discussion centered around his new book on the seminal Hebrew writers of modernity.

Sept. 10 2020 12:35AM

Ahad Ha’am would agree.

Donna Robinson Divine
Aug. 19 2020 12:01AM

A versatile fellow, this Cossack, identified simultaneously with Israel’s prime minister and his bitterest opponents! Who is he and who robbed him?

Aug. 5 2020 12:01AM

The cadences of the Talmud left their mark on Yiddish, and Israeli, speech patterns.

July 8 2020 12:01AM

In English, one “wears” just about everything, from clothes to hats to perfume. In Hebrew, there’s a different verb for each of these items and more.

July 8 2020 12:01AM

The author of a biblically themed opera, and perhaps of Havah Nagilah.

Shoshanah Idelsohn
July 6 2020 12:01AM

What separates language from language, and language from dialect.

Feb. 5 2020 12:01AM

And his longtime collaborator, Hyman Hurwitz.

Lilach Naishtat Bornstein
Nov. 25 2019 12:01AM

With the help of an “Esperanto” club.

Yosef Begun
Oct. 3 2019 12:01AM

A letter from recently opened archives of the great writer makes clear how seriously he took the language, and by extension a possible move to Palestine.

Aug. 21 2019 12:01AM

Take, for instance, the word tararam, meaningwhat else?—“fuss” or “hullabaloo.”

March 20 2019 12:01AM

There were many more illiterate Jews in the Tsarist empire than we tend to think there were.

March 6 2019 12:01AM

Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”

Feb. 20 2019 12:01AM