On the anniversary of the Farhud of 1941, when Iraqi Jews’ violent dispossession began, a look at how the Baghdadi diaspora’s eventual return to Israel fostered scholarly interest in a rich Babylonian heritage
Israeli typographer Liron Lavi Turkenich has married two ancient languages in script, and it’s legible
A 90-year-old Catholic is the author of numerous textbooks and dictionaries on the colloquial dialect of the Palestinians
Likud MK Oren Hazan, who introduced the bill, said it will create a culture of coexistence
Support pours in from left and right, as well as Israeli President Rivlin
Israeli study finds Arabic detrimental to standardized testing, which adds to an already fraught educational landscape
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
Disney fires famous fowl’s Arabic voice-over artist for extreme statements
For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.
On the unusual transliteration, ‘ElBaradei’
Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture
A Ramallah man struggles to find a reading public for Maimonides
Plus Bloomberg continues crusade, and more in the news
Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more
‘Ajami’ is country’s first Arabic-language submission
A new law allows Israelis to import books translated in Arab world
Eric Umansky encounters merchants, widows, and secret police at a Syrian synagogue
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