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.
A brief look at some of the many Jewish words relating to alcohol.
“You have robbed yourself of time and us—our health!”
Mosaic and Ruth R. Wisse invite you to a special holiday dramatization of the classic Yiddish story.
Kadya Molodowsky’s “humor, irony, and deeply rooted sense of Jewishness.”
Hath not a Jew seykhl?
A versatile fellow, this Cossack, identified simultaneously with Israel’s prime minister and his bitterest opponents! Who is he and who robbed him?
A brief history of an indifferent word.
And most of them reveal a hidden admiration for the person who’s had the wit and the grit to get away with it.
Alter Leyb Robinson and his friend, Shabbos.