Yiddish

Where does the Yiddish word narishkayt come from?

March 22 2017 12:01AM

What we learn from the story of the Russian phrase shakher-makher, or wheeler-dealer.

Feb. 22 2017 12:01AM

From a ḥasidic action film to My Crazy Ex-Girlfrend.

Rebecca Margolin
Dec. 20 2016 12:01AM

What should be the mission of the Yiddish poet?

Jacob Glatstein
Dec. 12 2016 12:01AM

Why certain terms having to do with the basics of life are less prone to linguistic change than others.

Nov. 23 2016 12:01AM

The influence of the Ts’enah Urenah.

Adam Kirsch
Oct. 14 2016 12:01AM

Surprisingly unfunny.

YIVO Institute
Sept. 9 2016 12:01AM

A form of folk medicine now in the news thanks to Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps, cupping has a long history in Judaism.

Aug. 24 2016 12:01AM

As cupping helps a swimmer.

Megan Sauter
Aug. 19 2016 12:01AM

Over eighty years in show business.

Fyvush Finkel
Aug. 18 2016 12:01AM

Spreading “anti-Yiddish.”

YIVO
June 10 2016 12:01AM

A centuries-old tale of complicated, ambivalent, and, sometimes, covertly intimate relationships between a largely anti-Semitic Christian society and its Jewish minority.

June 9 2016 12:01AM

How a bizarre talmudic passage led to klafte, the derogatory word for an unpleasant woman.

April 6 2016 12:01AM

Wandering Stars.

Sam Hall
March 31 2016 12:01AM