In ‘Survivors and Exiles,’ author Jan Schwarz takes on a tour of Yiddish culture after 1945 — a period of decline that paradoxically includes some of the greatest works ever created.
Two upcoming anthologies will chronicle Yiddish children’s literature, largely believed to be an understudied and unknown field.
In Curt Leviant’s novel ‘King of Yiddish,’ we meet Shmulik Gafni, a professor in Jerusalem whose relationship with a graduate student threatens to upend his entire life.
Criticizing The Donald for saying Hillary Clinton got ‘schlonged’ is a mistake, J.J. Goldberg writes. In the place he and Trump grew up in the 1950s, the word meant something else.
Although some readers are acting as if Donald Trump was the first to bring the Yiddish term “schlong” to the mainstream, actually there have been quite a noteworthy instances from Philip Roth to Linda Tripp to Phyllis Diller.
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?
An elite squad of security dogs have joined the war on the new wave of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel — and they know Yiddish.
A new production of “Death of a Salesman” adapts Arthur Miller’s classic play into Yiddish. Ezra Glinter decodes what happens when a seemingly deracinated play is put in a Jewish context.
There was a time when many Gaza Palestinians spoke Yiddish from interacting with pre-state Jewish pioneers. That could be why Misha, a shopkeeper and an immigrant from Ukraine, used to feel at home in the Strip.