Yiddish

The hidden roots of the Yiddish-American expression “to shep nakhes.

July 11 2018 12:01AM

To the frustration of German test-takers.

Paul Berman
May 15 2018 12:01AM

Adelbert von Chamisso.

C.D. Rose
April 20 2018 12:01AM

And not always for good.

Matt Lebovic
March 29 2018 12:01AM

Which language was patient zero for the old expression, “We’ve been smallpoxed and measled”?

March 21 2018 12:01AM

What rhymes with Ahasuerus?

Curt Leviant
March 1 2018 12:01AM

Transcendent mistakes.

Jake Marmer
Jan. 11 2018 12:01AM

If you don’t know what it means, you can probably figure it out. (Or you can read this column.)

Nov. 22 2017 12:01AM

In part, it borrowed extensively from the slangs and vernaculars of other languages. Consider the case of de la shmatte.

July 5 2017 12:01AM

The moral indecency of “Indecent.”

Ruth Wisse
June 26 2017 12:01AM

The process results from, in equal measure, Jewish separateness and Jewish assimilation.

May 24 2017 12:01AM

A look at the phenomenon by which Yiddish words become English words under the influence of other, similar-sounding English words.

May 10 2017 12:01AM

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