Yiddish

“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

And most of them reveal a hidden admiration for the person who’s had the wit and the grit to get away with it.

Feb. 19 2020 12:01AM

Alter Leyb Robinson and his friend, Shabbos.

Chen Malul
Jan. 13 2020 12:01AM

Let us sing of rodomont, Sinon, proditomania, and, in particular, grobian.

Dec. 11 2019 12:01AM

Lucy Dawidowicz.

Robert King
Dec. 6 2019 12:01AM

One word got turned upside down and downside up again.

Oct. 24 2019 12:01AM