How did one Biblical tribe come to give all Jews their name? And just who are the goyim? A guide for the perplexed.
Episode 102: Linguist Sarah Bunin Benor on the intricacies of Jewish language and architect Duo Dickinson on his Vermont summer sojourns
A Rosh Hashanah greeting from Iran, plus writer and model Julia Frakes and our new favorite Yiddish phrase, courtesy of Wordnik’s Erin McKean
How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself