On the mysterious and much debated origins of a seminal biblical term
How did one Biblical tribe come to give all Jews their name? And just who are the goyim? A guide for the perplexed.
Hundred percent, as the Orthodox say
How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself
An explosive debate erupts from footnotes suggesting that Ashkenazi Jews are Europeans
An eccentric Jerusalem-based researcher believes he’s found the key to the origin of tongues—in the Bible
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
What the use of Yiddish phrases can tell us about contemporary American Jewry
The romantic, bumpy road to learning a new language
Giving lessons in Hebrew nuance to a bunch of suits from Hollywood
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