Jewish language

Eighteen short stories, rendered from so many languages.

Jan. 9 2024 12:01AM

What might the great scholar have been intending with a recently discovered list he made of seemingly random words from random European languages?

Aug. 16 2023 12:01AM

I’ve seen that face before.

José Martínez Delgado
July 24 2023 12:01AM

Sephardim were the first non-African group to adopt the local creole.

Dor Shabashewitz
July 10 2023 12:01AM

“Good Lord, the Christian woman understood!”

May 25 2022 12:01AM

New borrowings and old ones.

Alexander Jabbari
Aug. 17 2021 12:01AM

With its new Yiddish course, the language-learning app Duolingo sparked major disagreements over Jewish identity. One of the course developers joins us to discuss what happened.

April 15 2021 12:22AM

Daniel Hagège.

Chen Malul
Sept. 11 2020 12:01AM

An Italian Yiddish was never in the cards, as the case of “Judeo-Mantuan” makes clear, because Jews were more closely integrated into Italian society than they were in Eastern Europe.

March 4 2020 12:01AM

Alter Leyb Robinson and his friend, Shabbos.

Chen Malul
Jan. 13 2020 12:01AM

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

Jan. 9 2019 12:01AM

An eruv is a wall made of doors.

June 15 2018 12:01AM

From the Cairo Genizah.

David Wasserstein
June 8 2018 12:01AM