FICTION: A tale of dead languages and clean laundry
In his new album, Daniel Kahn is a lyric beggar at the Jewish cemetery
A Yiddish tale puts a different spin on Tu B’Shevat
How a language that once made me feel left out now makes me feel like a part of something bigger
Its birth owes everything to an unlikely hero, Avrom Goldfaden, and a well-timed war with the Turks
Virtual classes attract a new generation of students, from a wide variety of places
How the language gained an enduring foothold in Melbourne
The language contemporary Hasidim use in everyday life borrows from English and simplifies a richer linguistic ancestor—and yet is more alive
A Rosh Hashanah Story
Seth Rogen commits Jew-on-Jew violence in a subversive new film
American penny tunes captured the enormity of early 20th-century epidemics
Israeli vampire TV series ‘Juda’ could have been written by I.B. Singer
I used to think the language was hopelessly uncool. Now I’ve changed my tune.
Rokhl’s Golden City: A time for arguments over latkes and unrestricted gambling
The strong-willed scholar of Jewish life and history died 29 years ago today
Rokhl’s Golden City: The revolution that belatedly gave birth to children’s books in Yiddish
Self-mutilation as a Jewish cultural strategy and the sad history of the Yevsektsiya
Rokhl’s Golden City: This week in 1952, five Yiddish poets were executed in the Soviet Union. How have their deaths been framed since then?
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