Hebrew

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

From Hebrew to Spanish to German to Italian and onward, the term is now as international as Coca-Cola.

Feb. 6 2019 12:01AM

The many hypothesized sources for the saying, “To have butter on one’s head.”

Jan. 9 2019 12:01AM

It is practically impossible to utter a complete sentence in Hebrew that lacks gender.

Dec. 19 2018 12:01AM

A country of Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Druze all speaking Hebrew as their native tongue? For anyone genuinely interested in Israel’s welfare, it would be a dream come true.

Aug. 8 2018 12:01AM

Depth vs. breadth.

Jessica Cohen
June 14 2018 12:01AM

Medieval and modern Hebrew are unusually rich in abbreviations, but in a manner that is the reverse of English.

June 13 2018 12:01AM

Eyshet Hayil vs. Vunder Voman.

Naomi Sokoloff
May 23 2018 12:01AM

“If there is no overriding reason for the Major to retain an awkward-sounding German name that our people finds hard to pronounce, . . . he [should] change it to a Hebrew one.”

April 25 2018 12:01AM