Forward Lively course on Hasidic Yiddish at Yiddish Summer Weimar 22 Jul
Yiddish Summer Weimar is hosting a special two-week course on contemporary Hasidic Yiddish, a variety of Yiddish spoken by a million people globally. The cou...
22 Jul
Forward Yiddish Shabbos songs to sing while sipping your glass of tea 17 Jul
Yiddish Shabbos songs are an integral part of the Friday night dinner experience, offering a connection to Jewish traditions. These songs, known as zemirot, ...
17 Jul
Forward Why are Yiddish speakers talking about J. D. Vance and bedbugs? 16 Jul
Yiddish speakers are finding humor in the fact that J.D. Vance, the Republican nominee for vice president, shares a last name with the Yiddish word "vants," ...
16 Jul
Forward VIDEO: How AI describes a dybbuk 15 Jul
The video explores how artificial intelligence (AI) describes a dybbuk, a concept from Jewish folklore. The discussion delves into the characteristics and be...
15 Jul
Jewish Chronicle Shalom Auslander on his new book ‘Feh’: ‘We’ve been told a terrible story about ourselves for thousands of years’ 8 Jul
Shalom Auslander discusses his new book "Feh" as an optimistic narrative attempting to rewrite the traditional negative story told about humanity for thousan...
8 Jul
Sam Aronow Scandinavia: Corrections, Omissions, and Questions 5 Jul
A video discussing corrections, omissions, and questions related to Scandinavian history and language, focusing on topics such as the Swedish Riksdag in 1847...
5 Jul
Moment Jewish Word | Verklempt: The Yiddish Word that Wasn’t 4 Jul
Verklempt, a term popularized by Mike Myers on Saturday Night Live's Coffee Talk sketch, is often associated with being emotionally moved or choked up, thoug...
4 Jul
Lehrhaus Should the Bible be Translated in a Gender-Sensitive Way? 4 Jul
The JPS Tanakh: Gender-Sensitive Edition, also known as Revised JPS (RJPS), offers a new translation of the Bible with a focus on gender sensitivity. RJPS re...
4 Jul
New Voices Onward 2 Jul
The text explores the author's journey in delving into various diasporic Jewish languages, such as Ladino and Juhuri. The importance of embracing multiple Je...
2 Jul
Jewish Chronicle Etgar Quiz no 275 28 Jun
The Etgar Quiz no 275 includes questions about Jewish topics such as special products of Israel, the Ladino language, Israeli highways, Devorah in the Tanach...
28 Jun
Forward Video: Thirteen-year old bakes baklava in Yiddish 28 Jun
Thirteen-year-old Sender Glasser, who speaks Yiddish at home, made a video demonstrating how to bake baklava in his mother tongue, despite it not being part ...
28 Jun
Lehrhaus Zaftig 27 Jun
"Zaftig" is a word with Yiddish roots that conveys a sense of being sensually fleshy or simply large. The term may be unfamiliar outside of New York, with an...
27 Jun
Jewish Chronicle Wins for Sacks Morasha and Kerem at Hebrew spelling bee 26 Jun
Children from Sacks Morasha and Kerem excelled at this year's Hebrew spelling bee, with Sacks Morasha students winning in two out of three categories. The co...
26 Jun
Forward Free, online resources to learn Yiddish and how to use them 25 Jun
For those embarking on a journey to learn Yiddish, there is an abundance of free online resources available to help. Starting with mastering the Yiddish alph...
25 Jun
Forward New film captures the talent and devotion of musicians choosing Yiddish 18 Jun
"Welcome to Yiddishland" is a new documentary by Ros Horin that explores an international community of artists dedicated to Yiddish language and culture, sho...
18 Jun
Jewish Chronicle An unexpectedly Jewish treasure island sure to keep you completely hooked on the beach this summer 6 Jun
Francesca Segal's novel "Welcome to Glorious Tuga" is a delightful beach read set on an imaginary island populated by descendants of Brazilian Jews, incorpor...
6 Jun
Jewish Chronicle ‘Kafka was deeply interested in many aspects of his Jewishness, including the then new Zionist movement’ 5 Jun
The exhibition "Kafka: Making of an Icon" at the Bodleian Library commemorates the 100th anniversary of Franz Kafka's death by showcasing his literary notebo...
5 Jun
Forward Why is Ken Burns so negative about Yiddish? 30 May
Ken Burns delivered a commencement speech at Brandeis University, urging the power of stories to generate empathy and challenge assumptions, while highlighti...
30 May
Kveller Did Steph and Ayesha Curry Give Their Newborn a Jewish Name? 29 May
Steph and Ayesha Curry recently welcomed their fourth child, Caius Chai Curry. While the Currys are Pentecostal Christian, the name Chai holds significance i...
29 May
Forward Opera brings to life the poignant fate of the Great Yiddish Dictionary 22 May
An opera called "The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language" brings to life the story of Yudel Mark and Max Weinreich, who spent 25 years working on a Yidd...
22 May
Forward How Judaism mattered to Sigmund Freud — and why Freud mattered to Jews 16 May
"Sigmund Freud's relationship with Judaism and how he was embraced by Jewish admirers are explored in Naomi Seidman's book 'Translating the Jewish Freud.' Sh...
16 May
Tablet Columbia’s Jewish Commencement 15 May
In 1800, Sampson Simson, a 21-year-old Jewish graduate of Columbia College, delivered a commencement oration in Hebrew at St. Paul's Church in Manhattan, und...
15 May
Forward Rise in anti-Zionism forces journalist to rethink his leftist identity 8 May
The journalist Michael Gawenda reflects on his evolving relationship with Zionism and Jewish identity in his autobiography "My Life as a Jew." Born in a disp...
8 May
Hadassah Yizkor Books Offer Genealogical Breadcrumbs 7 May
Yizkor books, compiled by survivors after WWII, serve as crucial documents of pre-war Jewish life and the Holocaust, containing firsthand accounts and vital ...
7 May
Kveller Why Is Elijah Suddenly Such a Popular Name? 22 Apr
The name Elijah has seen a significant rise in popularity as a baby boy's name in the U.S. since 2016, becoming one of the top 10 names. The name's resurgenc...
22 Apr
Forward This legendary Jewish humorist was 'the most negative writer of his era' — can he still speak to ours? 17 Apr
Sidney Joseph Perelman, a prominent Jewish humorist, is being revisited through new editions of his works by the Library of America series, prompting reflect...
17 Apr
Forward Once upon a time, a Yiddish-ish 'Mikado' starred Danny Kaye, Jerome Robbins and Judy Garland 17 Apr
In the summer of 1939 at Camp Tamiment, a predominantly Jewish resort, a Yiddish parody of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado' was staged, featuring notable ...
17 Apr
Tablet Why Edmund Wilson Saw Judaism as the Key to America’s Cultural Survival 15 Apr
Edmund Wilson, a prominent literary critic, delved into the study of Hebrew in the 1950s, merging his familial connections to Presbyterian and scholarly trad...
15 Apr
Forward In a Christian Nationalist surveillance state, the few remaining Jews struggle to survive 8 Apr
Deborah Zoe Laufer's play "The Last Yiddish Speaker" presents a dystopian world where a Christian Nationalist surveillance state targets Jews, gays, and wome...
8 Apr
Forward ’Kratsborsht’ — an old Jewish delicacy made of fish sperm 4 Apr
Kratsborsht is an old Jewish delicacy made from fish sperm called milt. The dish has roots dating back to the 19th century and was popularized in Jewish cook...
4 Apr
Forward Asian descendants of hidden Jews maintain their languages 27 Mar
Descendants of hidden Jews in Asia, particularly the Macanese in Macau, China, and the Kristang people in Singapore and Malaysia, are mixed-heritage creole c...
27 Mar
Forward Training the 'Hester Street' actors how to say their Yiddish lines 26 Mar
Miriam Isaacs is the Yiddish language coach for the play "Hester Street," a drama set in the world of Jewish immigrant life in New York. The play revolves ar...
26 Mar
Forward Why do so many Yiddish words in English have a German spelling? 21 Mar
The article discusses the reasons behind the prevalence of Yiddish words in English with German spellings. It highlights the historical influence of the Jewi...
21 Mar
Kveller This Israeli Influencer Helped Me Love My Accent 15 Mar
The writer, an Israeli-American immigrant, reflects on their accent and fear of being perceived as a foreigner due to their proficient English, lacking a dis...
15 Mar
Jewish Chronicle Etgar Quiz no 262 11 Mar
Etgar Quiz no 262 tests knowledge of Jewish history and culture. Questions cover topics such as the timing of the shmittah year, origins of the Yiddish langu...
11 Mar
Jewish Action What’s the Truth about . . . Rashi Script? 9 Mar
Rashi script, a cursive script used by early printers to distinguish Rashi's commentary from the Biblical text, has no connection to Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki h...
9 Mar
Forward How Yiddish slogans captured a controversial cover story — and the precarious state of American Jews 7 Mar
The April cover of The Atlantic features Yiddish slogans alongside English text, recalling the heyday of American Yiddish theater, to discuss Franklin Foer's...
7 Mar
Forward Tidbits: A campaign to knit scarves for the hostages in Gaza 6 Mar
A campaign has been launched to knit scarves for hostages in Gaza as reported in the Yiddish news brief "Tidbits." The initiative aims to provide comfort and...
6 Mar
Forward Finally, a new hub for people who want to study the language and history of Ladino 5 Mar
The American Ladino League has emerged as a new center for studying Ladino, the Romance language with roots in medieval Spain and significant influence from ...
5 Mar
Forward Did this pro-immigrant linguist inspire Donald Trump’s latest anti-immigrant rant? 1 Mar
"Language City" by Ross Perlin delves into the world of endangered languages in New York, exploring the challenges faced by speakers of languages like Yiddis...
1 Mar
Forward Aaron Lansky, who rescued 1.5 million Yiddish books and founded the Yiddish Book Center, is retiring 27 Feb
Aaron Lansky, founder of the Yiddish Book Center, is retiring after rescuing 1.5 million Yiddish books and helping revitalize Yiddish language, literature, a...
27 Feb
Jewish Chronicle How Jewish music helped me find my voice again 27 Feb
The author recounts how Jewish music, inspired by their mother's German cultural background and classical influences, helped them navigate personal struggles...
27 Feb
Tablet Magical Love Songs 26 Feb
The text explores the concept of everyday Ashkenazi magic and its presence in Jewish life in Eastern Europe, focusing on elements like spells, divination, an...
26 Feb
Forward The Hebrew word we need right now doesn't seem to exist 23 Feb
The author discusses the concept of "kneytsh," which is Yiddish for nuance, highlighting its importance in understanding complex issues like the Israel-Gaza ...
23 Feb
Forward Prolific Yiddish conference organizer Philip 'Fishl' Kutner has died at 97 23 Feb
Philip 'Fishl' Kutner, a dedicated figure in promoting Yiddish culture and organizing Yiddish conferences across North America, passed away at 97. Born in Ne...
23 Feb
Forward The Holocaust survivor in the typewriter repair shop 22 Feb
In this poignant piece by Sharon Packer, the author reflects on a unique typewriter repair shop in a neighborhood filled with aspiring writers. The focus is ...
22 Feb
Forward You can now hear people speaking Yiddish in bars all over Berlin 18 Feb
In Berlin, a group called Shmues un Vayn meets regularly in bars to chat in Yiddish, attracting a diverse range of members from various language backgrounds ...
18 Feb
Kveller 30+ Beautiful Jewish-Slavic Baby Names 9 Feb
This article provides a list of Jewish-Slavic baby names that reflect the heritage of European Jews who come from or still live in Slavic-speaking countries ...
9 Feb
Kveller I Wanted to Reconnect With My Judaism. Duolingo Yiddish Helped. 7 Feb
The author discusses her journey to reconnect with her Jewish identity, prompted by her son's questions about their Jewishness. She reflects on her own upbri...
7 Feb
My Jewish Mommy Life Most Popular YIDDISH Names for Dogs 🐶! #yiddish #puppylove #doglovers 6 Feb
A video showcasing popular Yiddish names for dogs, catering to those who love dogs and Jewish culture, featured on the channel MyJewishMommyLife.
6 Feb