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

Sundown: Never Forgetting and Iran

Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more

Sundown: Palestinian Stations Raided

Plus meh, and meh

Gilded

The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream

The Family Crisis

Lost Books

Mother Tongue

A passionate, crusading Yiddisher tries to keep the Eastern European language alive in the cosmopolitan center of the Jewish state

Stark Loss

The death of a beloved Solomon Schechter teacher shadows a community of former students—many now at the forefront of American Jewish life

Daybreak: Slammed on Settlements at U.N.

Plus Iran faces inflation and may admit inspectors, and more in the news

Wonderstruck

Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry

Jews and Italians May Basically Be the Same

… but Yiddish is still Yiddish, Rep. Pelosi!

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