Some paleolinguists have floated the idea of an original human language they call “Proto-Sapiens.” Is that what our ancestors were speaking when they built the Tower of Babel?
Israeli politicians have in recent decades become obsessed with calling each other poodels.
A recently discovered letter explains.
Amid the familiar clutter of vowels and cantillation marks, a few strange dots appear. They have no obvious function, and yet they go back thousands of years. Their purpose is . . .
A Mosaic reader was able to solve the mystery of the Yiddish expression tapn a vant, “to grope a wall.”
It is practically impossible to utter a complete sentence in Hebrew that lacks gender.
A Russian Jew and an Indian Zoroastrian.
What we learn from the story of the Russian phrase shakher-makher, or wheeler-dealer.