With the arrival of Hanukkah comes the reemergence of dreidels from closets, desk drawers and cupboards. These tops are a beloved part of the holiday — but where did they actually come from?
A new album presents 24 klezmer songs recorded in Europe before World War I. Until recently, nobody even imagined that these recordings existed.
The new Yiddish Studies journal, In Geveb, aims to serve as both a peer-reviewed academic journal and a blog covering Yiddish culture for a popular audience.
Kulturfest, opening June 14 in New York, will be the biggest Yiddish cultural festival since the 1930s. Its director hopes that this will only be the beginning.
Buzzfeed’s new Yiddish quiz reveals far more about the biases of the website that published it than it does about the Yiddish language itself, Jordan Kutzik writes.
Ziggy Gruber is the star of the new documentary ‘Deli Man.’ He talked to the Forward about growing up in the industry, and why he came back to it as a professional chef.
Sociolinguist, Yiddish scholar and advocate for endangered languages Joshua (Shikl) Fishman died March 1 in New York.
A large crowd filled the auditorium for the Center for Jewish History recently to honor the life and work of Mina Bern, a beloved Yiddish actress who died in 2010.
In Michael Levi Harris’s short film ‘The Hyperglot’ a young man tries to woo women by learning Arabic, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Norwegian and finally, Yiddish.