Yiddish

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

A brief look at some of the many Jewish words relating to alcohol.

April 13 2021 12:01AM

“You have robbed yourself of time and us—our health!”

Alice Nakhimovsky and Roberta Newman
Jan. 26 2021 12:01AM

The intimate, internal quarrel shows Jews doing what they have always done—but while they’re standing among people who have been dedicated to their murder.

Jan. 20 2021 12:02AM

Mosaic and Ruth R. Wisse invite you to a special holiday dramatization of the classic Yiddish story.

Dec. 16 2020 12:02AM

Kadya Molodowsky’s “humor, irony, and deeply rooted sense of Jewishness.”

Jordan Kutzik
Dec. 3 2020 12:01AM

Why do Yiddish speakers refer to children by terms of endearment seemingly meant for adults?

Nov. 18 2020 12:01AM

Hath not a Jew seykhl?

Nahma Sandrow
Aug. 14 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

A brief history of an indifferent word.

July 22 2020 12:59AM

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

July 8 2020 12:01AM