In a recent segment about Daily Fantasy websites, the late-night host taught the world how to say ‘chutzpah’ correctly. Class is now in session.
With ‘Indecent,’ Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman return to Sholem Asch’s ‘God of Vengeance’ for the throbbing thrills only your grandmother could know
Former New York gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout is host of ‘On the Grid,’ a new show about Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. She begins in Williamsburg, Borough Park, and Crown Heights.
A Rosh Hashanah greeting from Iran, plus writer and model Julia Frakes and our new favorite Yiddish phrase, courtesy of Wordnik’s Erin McKean
A worksheet’s reference to ‘evil goyim,’ stirs controversy in London, but context does matter.
A new book of cocktail recipes (and more) offers an inspiring way to toast Jacob Adler, the star of Yiddish theater
Celebrating all things Joycean—and Leopold Bloom, the hero of Ulysses
In defense, and praise, of the champion of personality, for whom Jewishness was simply a fact of life, not an ‘identity’
Remembering I.L. Peretz, who died 100 years ago this week
How the Prohibition-era HBO show portrays its Jewish gangsters
I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’
Cantor Lee Schwartz kicks it way, way old school
How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself
Judge declares mistrial in corruption case against New York State Senator
An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans
Peter Manseau on accepting Yiddish Book Center honor from the First Lady
The klezmer punk rockers cover lots of ground on their rollicking new album, ‘Tanz.’ They want you to get crazy to all of it.
Though few of the NYC neighborhood’s Jewish residents speak only Yiddish
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.
The Austin university last offered Yiddish language classes 10 years ago
Remembering Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013)
I was reminded of the Polish critic and Shakespeare scholar at the New Yiddish Rep’s production of Beckett’s masterpiece
Plus a new dating site called Jzoog, and more in the news
In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the founder of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’ makes his way to New York
Jeremy Dauber’s biography of the genius behind Tevye traces his life and legacy from shtetl child to international superstar
A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris