Should Hebrew Be Israel’s Official Language? Has It Ever Been?

A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.

Donald Duck’s Anti-Semitic Tweets Ruffle Feathers

Disney fires famous fowl’s Arabic voice-over artist for extreme statements

Obama vs. Romney in Arabic

For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.

What’s In (the Spelling of) a Name?

On the unusual transliteration, ‘ElBaradei’

Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

Lost in Translation

A Ramallah man struggles to find a reading public for Maimonides

Daybreak: Avigdor Nixes Further Freeze

Plus Bloomberg continues crusade, and more in the news

Sundown: The Pope’s Jew

Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more

Israel Nears Third Straight Oscar Nomination

‘Ajami’ is country’s first Arabic-language submission

Harry Potter and the Case of the Syrian Translator

A new law allows Israelis to import books translated in Arab world

Damascus Minyan

Eric Umansky encounters merchants, widows, and secret police at a Syrian synagogue

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