The Wall Street Journal Needs a Linguistics Lesson

Hundred percent, as the Orthodox say

The Mystery of the Origins of Yiddish Will Never Be Solved

How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself

Where Did Yiddish Come From?

An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans

Examining Edenics, the Theory That English (and Every Other Language) Came From Hebrew

An eccentric Jerusalem-based researcher believes he’s found the key to the origin of tongues—in the Bible

The Napkin Artist

Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year

Slips of the Tongue

What the use of Yiddish phrases can tell us about contemporary American Jewry

Tongue Tied

The romantic, bumpy road to learning a new language

Chaos Theory

Giving lessons in Hebrew nuance to a bunch of suits from Hollywood

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