Is anything mutcheh-ing you these days?
Today on Jewcy: Jackie Hoffman is Yenta, because… of course she is.
The writer Henry Roth’s English was sometimes difficult. A school examination in Germany asked young people to understand it—and the lost shades of the Yiddish that preceded it.
The Yiddish words to describe the things we eat have a complicated history of their own
The true story of one of Yiddish’s most misunderstood words
To disdain and dismiss, there’s nothing like Yiddish
Can you sing? Dance? Speak the mamaloshen? Welcome to Anatevka.
No, really: What does the word mean? And where did it come from?
Unless, of course, you’re a pig
Rokhl’s Golden City: Secular Seders, camp epiphanies, and Yom HaShoah
Rokhl’s Golden City: yolks with blood spots, jokes with Hebrew subtitles, and ‘The Labor of Life’
On the origins of a particularly popular winter undergarment
Rokhl’s Golden City: ‘Canada First’ ideology in non-sappy immigrant-tale theater, an invisible feminist in Toronto, an Easter Egg revealed in ‘Futurama,’ and other dispatches from the orbiting Yiddish cosmos
Get to know the holiday’s most under-rated term, which, strangely, has to do with not eating matzah
What’s the difference between a hound and a human? Just ask the mamaloshen.
Rokhl’s Golden City: Eritrean detainees read Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the mother tongue meets the mother-land
We all know the word, but do we use it correctly?
The perfect idiom for our time involves a practice now long gone
From Tolstoy to ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ a mysterious Yiddish drink intrigues. But what’s in its name?
Rokhl’s Golden City: Traveling in the land of living ghosts
Today on Jewcy: A secular artist directs a Hasidic, Yiddish film.
The strange and inspiring history of “Mir Velen Zei Iberleben,” or “We Will Outlive Them”
Rokhl’s Golden City: Plans for the ‘day of immense goyish significance,’ and other klezmatic holiday delights
Golden City: Support #derkegnshtel and don’t be a seks farbrekher
The café as ‘safe space’ in interwar Vienna, in David Fogel’s Hebrew classic, ‘Married Life’
Rokhl’s Golden City: Why Yiddish culture, alive and well, needs small but reliable financial support, not saving
Episode 112: Bad Rabbi author Eddy Portnoy and Washington Post religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Jacob Glatstein’s 1930s Yiddish novel ‘Homecoming at Twilight’ foresaw the coming doom
Rokhl’s Golden City: Yiddish vampires, Jewish Magic, Frankenstein, and ‘all those other impotent gods’
Rokhl’s Golden City: Jewish Bolsheviks, Yiddish songs, ‘Comrade Stalin,’ and the year that changed the world