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The Details Are in the Devil

By Philologos

The Details Are in the Devil
A European writer recently equated Zionists with Beelzebub, Satan’s right-hand man. Philologos explains the origins of this mysterious biblical character.Read More


Is Operation Protective Edge a Mistake in Translation?

By Philologos

Is Operation Protective Edge a Mistake in Translation?
Mistakes in The New York Times suggest that you don’t have to be a Jewish newspaper to think that you know enough about Jewish languages to be excused from proofreading.Read More


Why the Hebrew Numbers Six and Seven Sound Almost English

By Philologos

Why the Hebrew Numbers Six and Seven Sound Almost English
The Hebrew numbers ‘shesh’ and ‘sheva’ (six and seven) sound similar to the English six and seven. Philologos asks if this is a strange coincidence — or has some deeper meaning.Read More


Why Did John Kerry Mock 'Pinpoint Operation’ in Gaza?

By Philologos

Why Did John Kerry Mock 'Pinpoint Operation’ in Gaza?
John Kerry’s made a ‘helluva’ mistake when he mocked Israel’s efforts to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza. Philologos writes that his language may be more ambiguous than you think.Read More


The Origins of Yiddish: Part Fir

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The Origins of Yiddish: Part Fir
The true origins of Yiddish may never be found. Philologos argues that a synthesis of three different theories may best explain the migration of the language over time.Read More



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