Philologos


The Secret Yiddish History of Scotland

By Philologos

The Secret Yiddish History of Scotland
As the Scottish independence vote looms, Philologos investigates the origins of Scots Yiddish. Is it a dialect, a language all its own —  or something else entirely?Read More


Philologos Takes On The Times and the Forward in Epic Hebrew Battle

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Philologos Takes On The Times and the Forward in Epic Hebrew Battle
The New York Times isn’t the only paper that can have a little trouble with Hebrew: Philologos takes issue with an article that recently appeared in the Forward.Read More


When Jews — and Everyone Else — Learned How To Have Fun

By Philologos

When Jews — and Everyone Else — Learned How To Have Fun
Why doesn’t any Jewish language have a word for ‘fun’? It’s not because the tribe doesn’t know how to amuse itself, Philologos explains.Read More


Changing Names of ISIS Reveal Growing Ambitions

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Changing Names of ISIS Reveal Growing Ambitions
ISIS changes its name every few years. Philologos explains that this signals the terrorist group’s desire to dissolve the Muslim world’s establishment boundaries.Read More


The Details Are in the Devil

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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



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