Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas

A different version of the famed manual of mental disorders

My Mother’s Life

How Chava Rosenfarb survived the Lodz ghetto to write a masterpiece about the experience

Why Is This Knight Different?

As HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones returns, imagining a Jewish version of the Seven Kingdoms

What’s Your Sign?

A Yiddish-inflected horoscope that’s equal parts astrology and menschy

Sundown: Obama Aims To Delay Sequester

Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Kibitzer

A word for Jews and card players alike

Sundown: Egypt Riots on Anniversary of Revolt

Plus Bernard Malamud stories to get a celluloid second life

Daybreak: Iran Sets Up Spy Posts in Syria

Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary

The New Jew-Speak, via Google

Sarah Bunin Benor’s new Jewish English Lexicon crowd-sources distinctive contributions to the language

Old McYankel Had a Farm

With 200 acres, a love of the mamaloshen, and little by way of experience, a dreamer starts Yiddish Farm

Is Yiddish Getting Popular Among Arab Israelis?

The mame-loshn may be finding new speakers

The Last Poet of Lodz

The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it

Yiddish Curses for GOP Jews

That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.

Hebrew’s Special Pride

Firgun is the ungrudging pleasure one takes in another’s good fortune, and there’s no English word for it

Hasidic Writers, Plugged In

For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art

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