Yiddish

Bas Sheve.

P.J. Grisar
Aug. 31 2022 12:01AM

Smuggled political literature from Jewish New Yorkers helped.

Julia Métraux
June 1 2022 12:01AM

The story of Dos vort and Di tsayt.

Rachel Rojanski
May 5 2022 12:01AM

David Hofshteyn was executed by Stalin. His poetry now serves as a rallying cry for Ukrainians.

April 29 2022 12:01AM

“An earthquake in biblical scholarship” is how the discovery has been described. That’s true, as are the connections it reveals between ancient languages and modern ones.

April 6 2022 12:01AM

Great Jewish writers in three languages visit the Yiddishists.

Cecile Kuznitz and Ezekiel Lifschitz
March 14 2022 12:01AM

An interview with a Yiddish singer seeking to bridge old and new worlds.

Jake Marmer
Jan. 21 2022 12:01AM

And the Yiddish song that embodies shtetl nostalgia.

Jan. 17 2022 12:01AM

In some cases, changes were minor. In others, Yiddish phrases were transformed nearly beyond recognition.

Nov. 3 2021 12:01AM

And taught him some Yiddish.

Colin Powell
Oct. 19 2021 12:01AM

New borrowings and old ones.

Alexander Jabbari
Aug. 17 2021 12:01AM

The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema, a recent collection from a major distributor, adds to the canon of Jewish movies in fascinating new ways.

April 19 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